Coin of Smyrna with busts of Domitian and Domitia, struck under Demostratos and Seios

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 90


Mint: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 7.65 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2599

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: At left, laureate bust of Domitian facing draped bust of Domitia at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles standing, head to left, holds kotyle in right hand, club and lion’s skin on left arm.
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 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour