Coin of Laodicea in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Nero, struck under Anto. Zeno

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 63–68

Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Ionia, Laodicea and Smyrna (Alliance)


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 12.55 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bearded demoi of Laodiceia and Smyrna join hands and hold scepters.
Inscriptions in Greek around and between them.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, lot 2893); probably purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; probably purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III