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Tetradrachm of Tarsus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Lion left, attacking bull kneeling left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 117–138

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 9.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.413

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins