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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Smyrna| > RP88977
Smyrna, Ionia, c. 211 - 260 A.D.
In the reverse legend Smyrna boast that has three neokoroi. A neocorate was a rank or dignity granted by the Roman Senate and the Roman Emperor to certain cities which had built temples to the Emperor or had established cults of members of the Imperial family. The city itself was referred to as neokoros (pl. neokoroi). A temple dedicated to the emperor was also called neocorate. There were approximately 37 cities that held a neocorate at one time or another, but holding three was rare.
RP88977. Bronze AE 26, Klose XXI, p. 200, 23 (VS16/R19); RPC VII 325; SNG Cop 1321; SNGvA 7990; BMC Ionia p. 264, 235; SNG Tubingen -, F, dark patina, earthen deposits, Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) mint, weight 6.333g, maximum diameter 25.7mm, die axis 180o, c. 211 - 260 A.D.; obverse IEPA CV - N KΛHTOC, youthful draped bust of Senate right; reverse CMVPNAIΩ-N Γ NEΩKO,PΩN (last three letters in exergue, 3 neokoroi), tetrastyle temple, inside standing figure of Tyche with rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, O in pediment; ex Gerhard Rohde; $50.00










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