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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 raised...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1267); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 379–374 B.C.


Tarsos, Cilicia (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2130.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.63 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins