Coin of Tarsus with bust of Herennia Etruscilla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 13.06 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.515

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Etruscilla wearing stephane right.
Crescent behind.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dionysos stands facing, head right, holding thyrsos in left hand,
kantharos in right.
At his feet, panther to left, looking upwards.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour