Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

Late Classical Period
361–333 B.C.

Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2137.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.57 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Baaltars seated to left on throne without back; in extended and lowered right hand, stem with bunch of grapes and vine tendrils downwards and ear of corn upwards; left resting on lotus-tipped scepter; upper body nude, himation over lower body; below throne, Egyptian ankh; plain border.
Inscription in Aramaic.
Reverse: Lion standing left on stag to left, biting stag’s shoulder; lion’s head in profile, his right hindleg on right hindleg of stag, who is kicking; stag kneeling left on left foreleg; dotted square border; square incuse. (test cut above).
Inscription in Aramaic.

Ruler: Mazaios


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900