Tetradrachm 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. 0490.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

95.108

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left wearing earring, necklace, and a wreath of corn leaves.
Four dolphins in the field around her head.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Bust of a horse to left, with palm tree behind.
Below, Punic inscription.
Plain, circular border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund