Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 15.39 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.414

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

[inscription] Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right.
Inscriptions in Greek.
Reverse: Triptolemos right, in car drawn by two yoked, winged serpents, holds seedbag in left hand, right extended sowing.
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