Stater of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0504.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 10.67 gm.

Accession Number

01.5432

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of barley, earring of three pendants, and a pendant necklace.
Reverse: Unbridled horse standing to right, with head raised.
Above, a flaming disk with two Egyptian serpents (uraei).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund