Didrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0503.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm.

Accession Number

37.565

Medium or Technique

Gold or electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone with wreath of grain leaves to left, three pendant earring, necklace of beads and pendants, ends of string loose behind.
Plain border.
Reverse: Unbridled horse to right on line.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. H. M. Sears Collection; loaned to MFA by Mrs. H. M. Sears, January 25, 1897; by date unknown: Herbert M. Sears Collection; gift of Herbert M. Sears to MFA, August 12, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert M. Sears