Coin of Sebaste with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–209


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Sebaste

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 5.72 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.814

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mên, wearing Phrygian cap and himation, stands with left foot on bucranium, holding pine cone in left hand, spear in right. Crescent behind shoulders.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 28); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour