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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Balbinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Balbinus right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields left and right. Reverse: Apollo, nude, standing front on low omphalos, head to left, holds bow and arrow in left hand and wolf by its forelegs in right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field left...

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By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 28.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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