Coin of Tarsus with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 32.60 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.288

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Reverse: At right, fisherman standing holding transverse fishing rod. At upper end of rod a basket and at lower end a fish.
At left, Perseus stands with cult image of Apollo Lykeios in left hand, harpa in right.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, in exergue, and between fisherman and Perseus.

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