Stater of Tarsos with female head, struck under Pharnabazos
Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2131.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.75 gm.
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Female head facing three-quarters to left, in ampyx; hair is crisp, curly locks flying upwards and falling downwards to left and tight of face; acorn-shaped earring; necklace with pendants.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Ares to right, bearded, in crested Athenian helmet, with plain cheekpiece; on bowl, scroll pattern; on neckpiece, palmette; around neck, chlamys with button; at right, an Egyptian ankh.
Inscription in Aramaic.
Border of dots. Round incuse.
Persian satrap Pharnabazos
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund