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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.91

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins