Tetradrachm of Tarsus with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–138


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 9.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.413

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion left, attacking bull kneeling left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour