Coin of Tarsus with seated Zeus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
1st–early 2nd century A.D.


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.801

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left hand, Nike on right hand reaches out toward him with wreath.
In field at left star above crescent.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Within oak wreath, club tied with fillet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour