Coin of Tarsus with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 235–238

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 27.65 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Revese: Athena, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, head to left, shield in left hand, spear in right, stands in quadriga to front.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


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