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Stater of Tarsos with seated Athena

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Obverse: Athena seated to left, spear in right hand, resting left elbow on shield. Trunk of olive tree behind at right. Reverse: Knucklebone player. At right, lotus flower. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; June 25, 1986: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 378–362 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 10.35 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1986.245

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins