Tetradrachm of Tarsus with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–117


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.91 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.646

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: City-goddess, with turreted crown, seated right, with river-god Kydnos at her feet.
In field at right, countermark of laureate, draped bust of an emperor to right.
Monogram at right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 140- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour