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Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left wearing a wreath of corn leaves; surrounded by four dolphins: beaded border. Reverse: Bust of a horse to left, with palm tree behind: below, Punic inscription; plain, circular border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

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. 0490.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

95.108

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins