Coin: Stater, Tarsus
|Artifact Identification||Coin: Stater, Tarsus (1900.63.0495)|
|Period/Date||Satrap Mazaios, 361-334 BCE|
|Dimension 1 (Diameter)||2.32 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Depth)||0.32 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
This Greek coin is a silver Stater from Tarsus on the southeastern coast of Turkey. The coin was struck in the mid to late 4th century BCE. The obverse is Baal, whom the Greeks called Belus, enthroned. Belus was the grandfather of the Danaïds. In his right hand is an eagle and a bunch of grapes. In his left hand is a lotus headed scepter. To his right are indistinct letters. The reverse is a lion attacking a bull with indistinct markings above it.
David R. Sear: Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. II, London, 1979, Cat. No. 5650.
Sear, David R. Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. II. London: Seaby, 1979.