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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Antinous

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Obverse: Bust of Antinous to left. In front, star. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Rivergod Kydnos reclining left, left elbow on overturned vase, branch in right hand. Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around. Struck under Hadrian.

Provenance

By 1976: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 130–138

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 22.34 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

1999.30

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins