Coin of Smyrna with head of Cybele

Greek
Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.15 gm.

Accession Number

88.16

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Cybele with turreted crown, profile to right.
Reverse: Female standing, veiled, wearing polos, leaning on column and holding Nike in her left hand.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation