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Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta, as Caesar, to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Youth (Agathodaemon) standing, looking left, holds patera in right hand, ears of corn in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 394); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.519

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins