Coin of Smyrna with head of Trajan, struck under Claudius Proclus and Claudius Bio

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 100–105

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 18.85 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, right.
Inscription in Greek
Reverse: Hercules, club and lionskin in left hand, cup in right, stands to left, being crowned by female figure in long chiton and peplos. She wears a sword, holds a transverse scepter in left hand and reaches out with wreath in her right.
Greek inscriptions around and in exergue


By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour