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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Geta, struck under Cl. Rufinus Sophistes

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed (?) bust of Geta as Caesar to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: The two Nemeses standing facing; the left holds a bridle and the right a wheel and sceptre. Pearl border. Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 2222); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.542

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins