Coin of Tarsus with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2626

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Reverse: Dekastyle temple with wreath in pediment.
Inscriptions in Greek on architrave, around, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour