Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–209


Mint: Bithynia, Heraclea Pontica

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.519

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta, as Caesar, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Youth (Agathodaemon) standing, looking left, holds patera in right hand,
ears of corn in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 394); 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