Coin of Tarsus with bust of Balbinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 28.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.415

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Balbinus right.
Inscriptions in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo, nude, standing front on low omphalos, head to left, holds bow and arrow in left hand and wolf by its forelegs in right.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour