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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Tarsos, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.1147

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins