Coin of Tarsus with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 235–238

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 27.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Maximinus, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust, right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Reverse: Sandan stands to left on horned lion, right hand raised, wreath in left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field left and right.


By 1974: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland, auction 10, May 29, lot 292; purchased at the Bank Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Spink and Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; November 13, 1974: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour