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Stater of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of barley, earring of three pendants, and necklace of beads and pendants, the ends of the string loose behind. Border of dots. Reverse: Unbridled horse standing to right, head raised. Stands on a plain line. In field, right, three pellets....

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

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0501.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 9.35 gm.

Accession Number

01.5430

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins