Coin of Tarsus with bust of Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 24.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right.
In field, left and right, Greek letter?
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche of Tarsus seated left. At left Tyches of Isauria and Cilicia approach holding wreaths in their right hands. At right Tyche of Lycaonia with wreath in right hand. Rivergod Kydnos swims at her feet.
Inscriptions in Greek around, above in field, and below.


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