Coin of Tarsus with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1177

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Drunken Herakles seated left on lion’s skin, holds cup in left hand, supports club with right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour