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. 0493.

Dimensions

Diameter: 285 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.576

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, with crown of grain leaves, triple earring, and bead nechlace; her hair in a roll.
Around three (?) dolphins.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Horse stepping to right on line.
In background, palm-tree with fruit.

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