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Didrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone with wreath of grain leaves to left, three pendant earring, necklace of beads and pendants, ends of string loose behind. Plain border. Reverse: Unbridled horse to right on line.


By date unknown: Mrs. H. M. Sears Collection; loaned to MFA by Mrs. H. M. Sears, January 25, 1897; by date unknown: Herbert M. Sears Collection; gift of Herbert M. Sears to MFA, August 12, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert M. Sears

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0503.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold or electrum


The Ancient World


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