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Tetradrachm of Tarsus with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: City-goddess, with turreted crown, seated right, with river-god Kydnos at her feet. In field at right, countermark of laureate, draped bust of an emperor to right. Monogram at right. Inscription in Greek. (see media...

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By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 140- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–117


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.91 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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