Stater of Tarsos with king (?) riding horse
Mint: Cilicia, Tarsos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2129.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.39 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: The king of Cilicia (?) on horse galloping right; in tiara with loose flaps, chiton and chlamys; reins in both hands; left arm flies upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Greek hoplite kneeling right on right knee; in drawn-back right, spear diagonally upwards; on left, a round shield. Hoplite is beardless, in crested Corinthian helmet and short girdled chiton.
At right, an ear of corn upright.
Inscription in Aramaic at right.
Dotted square border; square incuse.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund