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Coin of Sebaste with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Mên, wearing Phrygian cap and himation, stands with left foot on bucranium, holding pine cone in left hand, spear in right. Crescent behind shoulders. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 28); 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. 198–209

Mint

Sebaste, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 5.72 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.814

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins