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Medallion of Tarsus with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Bust of Maximinus right, laureate, draped. Inscriptions in Greek around and in right and left fields. Reverse: The Three Graces. In field, right, B. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 88); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, June 9, 1959, for $ 20.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 235–238

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 25.96 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

59.335

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions