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Coin of Perga with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Bust of Geta, draped and cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in raised right hand. Fallen barbarian below. (Inscription in Greek) (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1965: H. von Aulock Collection (Sylloge, no. 4681); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 401); purchased on behalf of MFA at Auctiones auction 7 by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–212


Perga, Pamphylia


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 25.94 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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