1/2 stater of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 274 B.C.


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 037.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.72 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

58.1179

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone-Tanit to left, wearing corn wreath, pendant earring, and necklace.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Horse standing to right; behind, palm tree.
Ground line.
Border of dots,
Dot (?) in the exergue.

Provenance

By 1956: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 245); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 11, 1958, for £ 105/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour