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Coin of Pessinus with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Asclepius standing front, head left, holds hook in left hand, serpent-entwined staff in right. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 179); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pessinus, Galatia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.78 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

63.946

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins