Stater of Tarsos with king (?) riding horse

Greek
Classical Period
410–400 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2129.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.39 gm.

Accession Number

04.1148

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: The king of Cilicia (?) on horse galloping right; in tiara with loose flaps, chiton and chlamys; reins in both hands; left arm flies upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Greek hoplite kneeling right on right knee; in drawn-back right, spear diagonally upwards; on left, a round shield. Hoplite is beardless, in crested Corinthian helmet and short girdled chiton.
At right, an ear of corn upright.
Inscription in Aramaic at right.
Dotted square border; square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund