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Coin of Ephesus with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Cow to right, nursing calf. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Richard J. Graham Collection; by 1966: with Jacques Schulman N.V., Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam (auction of the Richard J. Graham Collection, June 8-10, 1966, Carlton Hotel Amsterdam, lot 1238); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 9, 1966

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 209–212


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 17.85 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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