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Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left with wreath of grain leaves, earring with triple pendant, and pendant necklace. Reverse: Horse standing to right on line. Eight-rayed star above. Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0507.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.75 gm.

Accession Number

04.1233

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins