Coin of Smyrna with busts of Augustus and Livia, struck under Dionysius Collybas

Roman Provincial
Early Imperial Period
about 10 B.C. (?)


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.28 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.3026

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Jugate busts of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, diademed, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Aphrodite Stratonikis stands facing, holding scepter in right hand. Left hand rests on column and supports statuette of Nike holding wreath.
At right, dove to left. Monogram below 
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour