Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of queen

Greek
Late Classical Period
after 350 B.C.


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 036.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 17.34 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.656

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a queen to right, wearing earring, enriched Oriental (Phrygian) cap and tiara.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion standing to right, head lowered, palm-tree behind. Ground line.
In exergue, Sche’am Machanat (“People of the Camp”, in Punic).
Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1956: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 235); September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd. for $ 4,400-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour