Tetradrachm of Smyrna with head of Cybele

Greek
Hellenistic Period
190–133 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Smyrna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1933.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 15.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.1036

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Cybele in turreted mural crown to right; hair in knot from which fall two locks.
Reverse: Inscription in Greek and a monogram within an oak wreath that is tied below.

Provenance

By date unknown: perhaps from the Canon Greenwell Collection and acquired from the Greenwell Collection in July 1902 by E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund