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Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Datames

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Obverse: Baaltars seated to right on a diphros, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand, ear of grain and grapes in left. Star and thymiaterion (?) in field at right. Inscription in northern-Semitic script. Chain and line borders around. Reverse: Datames standing to left, in long chiton and...

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Provenance

By 1954: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Schulman auction, January 18-19, 1954, lot 728); purchased by MFA from Jacques Schulman at the auction for $ 657.25 (the total price for MFA 54.37-54.41); accessioned February 11, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 378–372 B.C.

Mint

Tarsos, Cilicia (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 248.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.71 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

54.38

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins