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Medallion of Tarsus with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Bust of Maximinus to right, wearing radiate crown, paludamentum and cuirass. Inscriptions in Greek around and in right and left fields. Reverse: Judgment of Paris, with, from left to right, Athena standing with spear and shield, Hera seated, veiled and draped, Aphrodite standing...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 90); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, April 9, 1959, for $ 196.50 (this is the total price for 59.232-59.244)

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: 33.76 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

59.243

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions