Stater of Tarsos with female head, struck under Datames
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.84 gm.
Medium or Technique
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