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Coin Depicting the Amazon Smyrna

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

175-200

Artist:

Roman; Smyrna, Ionia (now Izmir, Turkey)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a draped bust of the Amazon Smyrna, facing left, with a bipennis (double axe) over her shoulder. On the back (reverse), is a ship prow facing to the right.

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Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting the Amazon Smyrna

Origin

Izmir

Date

175 CE–200 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: ΣMYPN A Reverse: ΣMVPN A lΩN

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.51 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2952

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