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Tetradrachm of Smyrna with head of Cybele, struck under Artemon

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Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele to right. Reverse: Within oak (?) wreath, lion prancing to right, on ground line. Inscription in Greek above and below lion, within wreath. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Smyrna, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 179.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.644

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins