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Dekadrachm of Sicily with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Tanit left, wearing corn wreath and earring. Reverse: Pegasus flying right. Punic inscription below. (see media screen for Punic inscription)

Provenance

By 1967: with Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. 02108; purchased by MFA from Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., January 11, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 270–260 B.C.

Mint

Sicily (Siculo-Punic)

Dimensions

Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 37.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.6

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins