Coin of Tarsus with bust of Philip II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 18.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.289

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right.
Counterstamp: fish or galley (?).
Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, thrusts spear at lion below him.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields.

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour