Medallion of Thyatira in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Senate, struck under T. Fab. Alphenus Apolinarius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Asia: Lydia and Ionia, Thyatira and Smyrna (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 33.19 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1443

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Youthful bust of Senate right, draped.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Thyateira (a Tyche with statue of Apollo Tyrimnaeos) greets Smyrna (an Amazon, turreted). Altar between. Smyrna carries temple and double-axe.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 35.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour