Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

Late Classical Period
about 361–334 B.C.

Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 250.


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Baaltars, half-draped, seated to left, on diphros, holding eagle-topped scepter in right hand; in field at left, sheaf of wheat and bunch of grapes.
Inscriptions in northern Semitic script right, left and below diphros.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Two city-walls with towers. Above, lion to left, attacking a bull to right. Inscription in northern Semitic script around.
Border of dots.

Ruler: Mazaeus


By 1954: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Schulman auction, January 18-19, 1954, lot 730); purchased by MFA from Jacques Schulman at the auction for $ 657.25 (the total price for MFA 54.37-54.41); accessioned February 11, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour