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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, wearing crown and garments of demiourgos. In field: Greek letter pi at left and right. Inscriptions in Greek around. Reverse: Elephant left, bird on shoulders, crown on back. Inscriptions in Greek around crown, in field, in exergue and around.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 25.5. mm. Weight: 28.54 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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