Co 239 (Middle Roman assarion of Geta Caesar from Psophis) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BCDPeloponnese 1692, p. 399 (but bare head on obverse and slight differences in stance on reverse; “extremely rare“)
Preservation comment
Wear: F/VG. Sparsely chipped edge; coin broken roughly in half; extensive, moderate pitting almost to cratering.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 53, no. 668 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Roman Imperial”)
Axis (1-12
5
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.5
Numismatic Mint
Psophis
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.14
Obverse Description
Laureate, draped, youthful bust of emperor to right
Obverse Description
[ ] ⲤⲈΠΤ[ΙΜΙΟⲤ ΓⲈΤΑ]Ⲥ [Κ]Α[ΙⲤΑΡ]
Reverse Description
Pan standing in counterpoise to right with bearded head turned to right, left arm upraised holding lagobolon and right arm upraised holding [syrinx]
Reverse Inscription
Ψ[ΩΦ-ⲈΙΔΙ]ΩΝ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Pan (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 239 (Middle Roman assarion of Geta Caesar from Psophis).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0239>