User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Tarsos with bust of Tyche

Start collecting

Obverse: Veiled, turreted bust of Tyche right. Reverse: Sandan standing right on horned animal with body of lion. He wears tall headdress, bow-case and sword. In left hand, bipennis. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period or later, about 164 B.C. or later


Tarsos, Cilicia


Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins