Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Datames

Classical Period
378–372 B.C.

Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 248.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.71 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Baaltars seated to right on a diphros, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand, ear of grain and grapes in left. Star and thymiaterion (?) in field at right.
Inscription in northern-Semitic script.
Chain and line borders around.
Reverse: Datames standing to left, in long chiton and himation, facing Ana, nude, standing to right. Between, thymiaterion and inscription of the name Datames in northern-Semitic script.
All in dotted and plain square border

Ruler: Datames


By 1954: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Schulman auction, January 18-19, 1954, lot 728); purchased by MFA from Jacques Schulman at the auction for $ 657.25 (the total price for MFA 54.37-54.41); accessioned February 11, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour