Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

Greek
Late Classical Period
361–333 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 251.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 10.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

57.721

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Baalthars seated to left on diphros, lotus-headed scepter in raised right hand. In field at left, ear of corn and bunch of grapes.
Under diphros: M.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bust of Athena in triple-crested Athenian helmet, nearly facing; she wears an earring and a necklace above her chiton or aegis.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 180); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour