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Coin of Ariassus with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Draped bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hermes standing, head left, holds purse in right hand, caduceus in left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1909: purchased at Adalia by Arthur M. Woodward; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–209

Mint

Ariassus, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 2.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2952

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins