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Distater with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of barley, earring of three pendants, and bead necklace. Reverse: Unbridled horse prancing to right, before a date-palm. Below, a Punic inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 264–241 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, probably in Sicily, Kingdom of Carthage

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0505.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.53 gm.

Accession Number

01.5431

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins