Drachm of Caesarea with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–209


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.91

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, with star on summit.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 395); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour