Artistic Smyrna Bronze
IONIA, Smyrna. Pseudo-autonomous issue. temp
|281, Lot: 231. Estimate $300.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
. Antoninus Pius – Marcus Aurelius, circa AD 160-180. Æ (22mm, 8.39 g, 1h). Bare head of Zeus Akraios right / Artemis Panionios standing left, holding laurel branch and bow and arrow; prow at feet to left. Klose Type VI, series A, - (V3/R5 - unlisted die combination); BMC 157 (same obv. die). EF, black patina. From artistic dies and in far superior condition than the specimens illustrated in Klose’s die study.