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Coin of Tarsus with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left hand, Nike on right hand reaches out toward him with wreath. In field at left star above crescent. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Within oak wreath, club tied with fillet. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 1st–early 2nd century A.D.


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins