Coin of Smyrna with head of Cybele, struck under Theudeu[...]
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
2nd–1st century B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Smyrna
Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.62 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele right.
Reverse: Aphrodite Stratonikis, in chiton and kalathos, stands right, left arm resting on short column, supports Nike holding wreath. Scepter between her and column.
In field at right: Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour