Coin of Tarsus with bust of Balbinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 20.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1407

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Reverse: Emperor, togate, sacrificing at altar on left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.

Provenance

1902: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (purchased from O. Noury Bey, 1902); 1918: purchased from Sir Hermann Weber's executors by Spink & Son, Ltd., 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London W 1(L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 2, no. 7666); by date unknown: George Henry Abbott Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W1 (auction of the George Henry Abbott Collection, October 10, 1951, lot 421); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III