Stater 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. 0501.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 9.35 gm.

Accession Number

01.5430

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of barley, earring of three pendants, and necklace of beads and pendants, the ends of the string loose behind.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Unbridled horse standing to right, head raised. Stands on a plain line.
In field, right, three pellets.
Border of dots.

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