Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Herakles-Melkart
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.
Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0499.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion-skin to right.
Reverse: Horse’s head to left; behind it a date-palm.
At left an ear of wheat.
Below, a Punic inscription.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund