Drachm of Smyrna with head of Apollo, struck under Dioskourides

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 170–160 (or 70–50) B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Smyrna

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 181.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.81 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.1137

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.
Reverse: Homer seated to left, right (?) hand raised to chin, left holding volume on his knees, transverse staff behind. Ground line.
Inscriptions in Greek in right and left fields, downwards.

Traces of a patronymic suggest this is a or the later Dioskourides.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour