Co 239 (Middle Roman assarion of Geta Caesar from Psophis) [permalink] [show fewer 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