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Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

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Obverse: Baalthars seated to left on diphros, lotus-headed scepter in raised right hand. In field at left, ear of corn and bunch of grapes. Under diphros, M. Border of dots. Reverse: Bust of Athena in triple-crested Athenian helmet, nearly facing; she wears an earring and a necklace above...

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By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 180); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, 361–333 B.C.


Tarsos, Cilicia (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 251.


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 10.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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