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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

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[inscription] Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field left and right. Reverse: Triptolemos right, in car drawn by two yoked, winged serpents, holds seedbag in left hand, right extended sowing. Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and...

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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. 211–217


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 15.39 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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