Trihemistater (1 1/2 shekel) of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 264–260 B.C.


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1988.223

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Tanit left, wearing necklace and earring.
Reverse: Horse right, head turned back to left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Bank Leu A.G., Postfach 8022, Zurich, Switzerland; April 27, 1988: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour