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. 0492.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.50 gm.

Accession Number

01.5427

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, wreathed with barley, and surrounded by four dolphins. She wears earring with three pendants, and necklace.
Style of Euainetos.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Unbridled horse prancing to right, before a date-palm.
Ground line-double.

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