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Coin of Tarsos with head of Tyche

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Obverse: Head of Tyche right. Reverse: Monument of Sandan with garlanded base on which is pyramid containing Sandan standing on animal to right between two small altars. On top of pyramid, eagle with wings spread. Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsos, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.802

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins