Coin of Smyrna with bust of Julia Domna, struck under Cl. Rufinus Sophistes

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–202

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles standing left, kantharos in right hand, club in left, lion’s skin on left arm.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3065 [partial; said to be ex Ratto 1928, lot 3402]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 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