Coin of Tarsus with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 20.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.3011

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: Demos seated left, himation over left arm and lower body, holding wreath in right hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour