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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to left. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Sarapis stands, head left, sceptre in left hand, right raised. Lighted altar at left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., October 14, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.67 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1931

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins