Coin of Tarsus with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 18.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: Artemis huntress, head to right, bow and arrow in left hand, right reaching back to quiver. At left stag and at right hound.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.


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