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Stater of Tarsos with female head, struck under Datames

378–372 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.84 gm.

Accession Number

04.1150

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics , Coins

Obverse: Female head facing three-quarters to left, in ampyx; hair is crisp, curly locks flying upwards and falling downwards to left and tight of face; acorn-shaped earring; necklace with pendants; border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Ares to right, bearded, in crested Athenian helmet, with plain cheekpiece; on front of helmet, three olive leaves upright; on neckpiece, palmette; around neck, chlamys with button; at right, an Egyptian ankh; border of dots.
Inscription in Aramaic.
(see media screen for Aramaic inscription)
Ruler: Persian satrap Datames

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund