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Stater of Tarsos with female head, struck under Pharnabazos

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Obverse: Female head facing three-quarters to left, in ampyx; hair is crisp, curly locks flying upwards and falling downwards to left and tight of face; acorn-shaped earring; necklace with pendants; border of dots. Reverse: Head of Ares to right, bearded, in crested Athenian helmet, with plain...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 379–374 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos, Cilicia (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2131.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.75 gm.

Accession Number

01.5642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins