Coin of Smyrna with bust of Julia Domna

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211/212–217

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 19.07 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Roma, helmeted, seated to left holding spear in left hand, tetrastyle temple in right. Shield beside spear. In field by temple, uncertain object (satyr mask?).
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field left and right, and in exergue.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour