Coin of Tarsus with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–138


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.93

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At right, Perseus, nude with winged sandals, harpe and drapery on left arm stands with right hand out to Apollo, nude and standing at left, leaning on tripod. Laurel branch in Apollo’s left hand; snake under tripod.
Inscription in Greek.

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, lot 404); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA 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