Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

Late Classical Period
361–333 B.C.

Mint: Cilicia (Satrapy), Tarsos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 249.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.69 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Baaltars seated to left on diphros; in right hand an eagle, sheaf of grain, and grapes; the left holds a lotus-topped scepter vertically.
Inscriptions right, left, and below diphros.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion to left, head facing, attacking a bull kneeling to left.
Above, name-inscription.
Border of dots.


By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 176); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour