Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Athens with bust of Commodus, struck under Ael. Heracleides

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 182–185


Mint: Asia: Ionia and Achaea, Smyrna and Athens (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.79 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.339

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Winged Nemesis stands at left, bridle in left hand, plucking chiton with her right hand, facing Athena who holds patera in right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1971: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2, England; October 13, 1971: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour