Stater of Tarsos with female head, struck under Pharnabazos

Classical Period
379–374 B.C.

Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2130.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.63 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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 raised cheekpiece ornamented with head of griffin to right; on bowl, scroll pattern; on neckpiece, palmette; around neck, chlamys with button.
At right, an Egyptian ankh.
Inscription in Aramaic.
Border of dots.

Persian satrap Pharnabazos


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1267); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund