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Stater of Tarsos with seated Baaltars, struck under Mazaios

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Obverse: Baaltars seated to left on diphros; in right hand an eagle, sheaf of grain, and grapes; the left holds a lotus-topped scepter vertically. Inscriptions right, left, and below diphros. Border of dots. Reverse: Lion to left, head facing, attacking a bull kneeling to left. Above,...

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Provenance

By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 176); 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.

Mint

Tarsos, Cilicia (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 249.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.69 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

57.722

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins