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: 7.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.542

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed (?) bust of Geta as Caesar to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: The two Nemeses standing facing; the left holds a bridle and the right
a wheel and sceptre. Pearl border.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 2222); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour