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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Balbinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Balbinus to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field. Reverse: Emperor, togate, sacrificing at altar on left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

1902: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (purchased from O. Noury Bey, 1902); 1918: purchased from Sir Hermann Weber's executors by Spink & Son, Ltd., 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London W 1(L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 2, no. 7666); by date unknown: George Henry Abbott Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W1 (auction of the George Henry Abbott Collection, October 10, 1951, lot 421); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 20.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1407

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins