Stater of Tarsos with lion attacking bull

Greek
Classical Period
420 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2128.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.1147

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion to right on bull left, biting him in croup; left foreleg of bull bent under.
Plain border.
Reverse: Ear of corn diagonally upwards.
To left, an uncertain symbol.
Inscription in Aramaic to left.
Plain square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1265); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund