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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.289

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins