Tetradrachm of Smyrna with head of Cybele, struck under Artemon
about 190–133 B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Smyrna
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 179.
Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 16.62 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele to right.
Reverse: Within oak (?) wreath, lion prancing to right, on ground line.
Inscription above and below lion, within wreath.
August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour