Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.
Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0490.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone to left wearing earring, necklace, and a wreath of corn leaves.
Four dolphins in the field around her head.
Reverse: Bust of a horse to left, with palm tree behind.
Below, Punic inscription.
Plain, circular border.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund