Tetradrachm of Tarsus with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–138

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right.
Fillet border.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: City-Tyche, with veil and turreted crown, seated to left, holding a palm in right hand, cornucopia in left. At her feet, river-god Kydnos swimming left.
Wreath around.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of part 12 of the Lockett Collection, Feburary 21-23, 1961, lot 2967: as ex Ratto sale 1927); by 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 240- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour