Coin of Smyrna with bust of Geta, struck under Cl. Rufinus Sophistes

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–209


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.18 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1108

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cuirassed, draped bust of Geta to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, with statue of Tyche. Phiale in pediment.
Acroteria at each end form letter B.
Greek inscriptions around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour