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. 0491.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.88 gm.

Accession Number

35.648

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone left with wreath of grain leaves, triple earring and bead necklace.
Around, four dolphins.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bust of horse left; behind it a date-palm with fruit.
Below, Punic inscription.

Provenance

By 1935: with Dikran Kelekian; purchased by MFA from Dikran Kelekian, May 2, 1935 for $ 250.00

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund