Coin of Tarsos with bust of Tyche

Greek
Hellenistic Period or later
about 164 B.C. or later


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.937

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, veiled, turreted bust of Tyche to right.
In field, Greek letter delta.
Reverse: Monument with garlanded base on which is pyramidal structure containing Sandan standing right on animal between two altars. Eagle with wings spread on top of pyramid.
Three monograms at left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 167); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour