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A. Ge'ssius

known only from coins, from which we learn that he was the chief magistrate at Smyrna during the latter end of the reign of Claudius and the beginning of that of Nero. The following coin has on the obverse the heads of Claudius and Agrippina, the mother of Nero, and on the reverse Nemesis, with A. ΓΕΣΣΙΟΣ ΦΙΔΩΠΑΤΠΙΣ. The coin was struck by the Smyrnaeans to congratulate Claudius on his marriage with Agrippina.

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