Coin of Smyrna with bust of Zeus Akraios

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 169–185

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Zeus Akraios right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Griffin standing right, left forepaw on wheel.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, no. 6148 [as Rollin & Feuardent; ex Wigan Collection]); by date unknown; Brand Collection; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; probably acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection (Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, February 21-23, 1961); 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