Tetradrachm of Smyrna with head of Cybele

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 190–133 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Smyrna

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 178.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.1134

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele to right.
Reverse: Oak-wreath.
Inscription in Greek and monogram within wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C. (auction of the Bunbury Collection, part 2, December 7-12, 1896, lot 198); purchased at the Bunbury auction by Gulbenkian; by 1929: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica auction 14 with the collections of Spencer Churchill and two other amateurs, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 1929, lot 373); by 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 29, 1962-63, no. 7211); December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 175-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour