Ionia, Smyrna, AE

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Ionia, Smyrna, AE

Ionia, Smyrna (c. 180-130 B.C.), AE. Magistrate Semagoras. Laureate head of Apollo facing right, rev. ΣMYPNAIΩN / ΣHMAΓOPAΣ, Homer seated left, resting his chin on his hand and holding a scroll, a transverse sceptre behind him, a monogram on left, 7.89g. (BMC 98; SNG Copenhagen 1150). Dark green-brown patina, almost extremely fine, a good example of this interesting issue.

Provenance:

Ex Münzen & Medaillen Deutschland GmbH, Auction 8, 2001, lot 180

 

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