Coin of Pessinus with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 209–212


Mint: Galatia, Pessinus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 16.78 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

63.946

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Geta to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asclepius standing front, head left, holds hook in left hand, serpent-entwined staff in right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 179); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour