Drachm of Smyrna with head of Apollo, struck under Dioskourides
about 170–160 (or 70–50) B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Smyrna
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 181.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.81 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175-
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour