Coin of Smyrna with busts of Nero and Poppaea, struck under Hermogenes and Clarus
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.84 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Nero at left facing draped bust of Poppaea at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, transverse scepter in right hand, uncertain object in left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour