Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Herakles-Melkart

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


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0499.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm.

Accession Number

01.5429

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion-skin to right.
Reverse: Horse’s head to left; behind it a date-palm.
At left an ear of wheat.
Below, a Punic inscription.

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