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Tetradrachm of Smyrna with head of Cybele

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Obverse: Head of Cybele in turreted mural crown to right; hair in knot from which fall two locks. Reverse: Greek inscription and a monogram within an oak wreath that is tied below. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: perhaps from the Canon Greenwell Collection and acquired from the Greenwell Collection in July 1902 by E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 190–133 B.C.

Mint

Smyrna, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1933.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 15.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.1036

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins