Coin of Tarsos with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 19.86 gm. Die Axis: 5

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to left.
Below, star.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: At right, Herakles standing, lion skin over left arm, club in raised right hand ready to strike at hydra at left.
Inscriptions in Greek in exergue, beween legs of Herakles, and around.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour