Coin of Smyrna with bust of Demeter Horia, struck under Aph. Epictetus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 11.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.877

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Demeter Horia left, two ears of corn in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Amazon Smyrna stands to left holding pelta, chlamys and bipennis in left hand, tetrastyle temple on right. At left, prow.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the R. Cyril Lockett Collection); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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