Stater of Tarsos with female head, struck under Pharnabazos

Greek
Classical Period
379–374 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2131.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.75 gm.

Accession Number

01.5642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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 bowl, scroll pattern; on neckpiece, palmette; around neck, chlamys with button; at right, an Egyptian ankh.
Inscription in Aramaic.
Border of dots. Round incuse.

Persian satrap Pharnabazos

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund