Coin of Mytilene with bust of Geta, struck under P. Iulius Leo

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–209

Mint: Asia: Aeolis (Islands off), q, Mytilene (Lesbos)


Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 31.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Poseidon standing holding patera in right hand, trident in left.
At right, Tyche, standing crowning him with wreath held in right hand, holds cornucopia with left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale 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