Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

Greek
Late Classical Period
361–333 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2136.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.48 gm.

Accession Number

04.1153

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Baaltars seated to left on throne without back; in extended and lowered right hand, stem with bunch of grapes and vine tendrils downwards and ear of corn upwards; left hand resting on lotus-tipped scepter; upper body nude, himation over lower body.
Below throne, uncertain symbol.
Inscription in Aramaic.
Plain border.
Reverse: Lion standing left on stag to left, biting stag’s shoulder; lion’s head in profile, his right hindleg on right hindleg of stag, who is kicking; stag kneeling left on left foreleg.
Inscription in Aramaic.
Dotted square border; square incuse. (test cut below).

Ruler: Mazaios

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