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Tetradrachm of Carthage with head of Persephone-Tanit

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, with crown of grain leaves, triple earring, and bead nechlace; her hair in a roll. Around three (?) dolphins. Beaded border. Reverse: Horse stepping to right on line. In background, palm-tree with fruit.

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 Not on Regling's list of Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0493.

Dimensions

Diameter: 285 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.576

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins