Coin of Tarsos with seated Tyche and Kydnos

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


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 16.09 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.938

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Tyche seated to right holding poppy and corn ears.
At feet, river god Kydnos swimming right.
Inscription illegible.
Reverse: Zeus seated on throne to left holding Nike with wreath in right hand,
sceptre in left.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 169); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour