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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Drunken Herakles seated left on lion's skin, holds cup in left hand, supports club with right. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1177

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins