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Coin of Sala with bust of Geta, struck under Eumenes

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Obverse: Youthful bust of Geta right, bareheaded, in cuirass and paludamentum. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tyche standing, looking to her right, wears kalathos, holds rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Strauss Collection; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2916); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sala, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.89 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1056

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins