Coin of Cyzicus in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Commodus, struck under Naeb. Quintus Maximus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192

Mint: Asia: Mysia and Ionia, Cyzicus and Smyrna (Alliance)


Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 32.29 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hero Cyzicus stands at left, clasping right hand of Amazon Smyrna who stands at right, pelta on left arm, with double axe.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue.


By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 7376); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 376); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour