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. 0495.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number

04.577

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, with crown of grain leaves, triple earring, and bead necklace; her hair in roll.
At left dolphin downwards, and kerykeion upwards.
Reverse: Horse’s head to left.
At right, palm tree with fruit.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not on Regling's list of Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund