Coin of Nicaea with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 209–212


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.67 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1931

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sarapis stands, head left, sceptre in left hand, right raised.
Lighted altar at left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., October 14, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour