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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Philip II

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Counterstamp: fish or galley (?). Inscription in Greek around and in fields. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, thrusts spear at lion below him. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 18.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins