User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stater of Tarsos with king (?) riding horse

Start collecting

Obverse: The king of Cilicia (?) on horse galloping right; in tiara with loose flaps, chiton and chlamys; reins in both hands; left arm flies upwards; border of dots. Reverse: Greek hoplite kneeling right on right knee; in drawn-back right, spear diagonally upwards; on left, a round shield. ...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410–400 B.C.


Tarsos, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2129.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.39 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins