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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm.

Accession Number

37.565

Medium or Technique

Gold or electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins