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Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone left with wreath of grain leaves, triple earring and bead necklace. Around, four dolphin. Border of dots. Reverse: Bust of horse left; behind it a date-palm with fruit. Below, Punic inscription.

Provenance

By 1935: with Dikran Kelekian; purchased by MFA from Dikran Kelekian, May 2, 1935 for $ 250.00

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0491.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.88 gm.

Accession Number

35.648

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins