Coin of Tarsus with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.3009

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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