Coin of Tarsos with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 19.86 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2629

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to left.
Below, star.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: At right, Herakles standing, lion skin over left arm, club in raised right hand ready to strike at hydra at left.
Inscriptions in Greek in exergue, beween legs of Herakles, and around.

Provenance

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.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour