Coin of Mytilene with bust of Geta, struck under P. Iulius Leo

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–209


Mint: Asia: Aeolis (Islands off), q, Mytilene (Lesbos)

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 31.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2911

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Poseidon standing holding patera in right hand, trident in left.
At right, Tyche, standing crowning him with wreath held in right hand, holds cornucopia with left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale 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