Tetradrachm with head of Tanit (or Dido?)

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 320–310 B.C.


Mint: Kingdom of Carthage, Uncertain, probably in Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1970.345

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Tanit or Dido (?) left, wearing Oriental tiara.
Reverse: Lion to left.
Palm tree behind.
Sche’am Machanat (The People of the Camp) in Punic below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 13, 1970: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour