Coin of Tarsus with bust of Herennia Etruscilla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 13.19 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.551

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right, wearing stephane.
Crescent behind.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dionysos, standing front, looking right, holds thyrsos in left hand,
kantharos in right hand. Panther to left, below his right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and right and around.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour