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Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Herakles-Melkart

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Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion-skin right. Reverse: Bust of horse left, behind it a date-palm with fruit. At left ear of grain. Below, Punic inscription. Border of dots.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0498.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.99 gm.

Accession Number

35.197

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins