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AE21 of Ionia, Smyrna

Bronze AE21, 21mm, 7.77gm, issued c. 200-100 BC.

Obv: Laureate bust of Apollo right.

Rev: ΞMYPNAIΩN ..., Homer seated left holding scroll on knees and right hand raised to chin.

References: see Sear 4571.

Scarce.

Smyrna rose to be one of the greatest cities of Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period. It claimed to be the birth place of Homer (hence the reverse design).

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