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Stater of Tarsos with lion attacking bull

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Obverse: Lion to right on bull left, biting him in croup; left foreleg of bull bent under; plain border. Reverse: Ear of corn diagonally upwards; to left, an uncertain symbol; plain square. Inscription in Aramaic to left. (see media screen for Aramaic inscription)


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. 1265); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420 B.C.


Tarsos, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2128.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.47 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins