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Drachm of Caesarea with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, with star on summit. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 395); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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