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Coin of Perinthus with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles stands left with club and lion's skin in his left hand and a phiale in the right, extended over a flaming altar. Above, an eagle sets off in flight left. Inscription in Greek around...

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Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 418); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction; accessioned September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–212

Mint

Perinthus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 41.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1450

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins