Tetradrachm of Smyrna with head of Cybele, struck under Dioskourides

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 190–133 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Smyrna

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 180.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1042

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele to right.
Reverse: Lion crouching to right, on ground line.
Oak (?) wreath around.
Inscriptions above and below the lion, within wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2514); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2848); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2326); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour