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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.801

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins