Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Herakles-Melkart

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


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0498.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.

Accession Number

35.197

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles-Melkart in lion-skin to right.
Reverse: Head and neck of horse to left.
Behind, a date-palm with fruit. At left, an ear of grain.
Below, Punic inscription.
Border of dots.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)