Coin of Perga with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–212


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 25.94 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1977.608

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Geta, draped and cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in raised right hand.
Fallen barbarian below.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1965: H. von Aulock Collection (Sylloge, no. 4681); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 401); purchased on behalf of MFA at Auctiones auction 7 by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour