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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 dolphins. Border of dots. Reverse: Bust of horse, left; behind it a date-palm with fruit. Below, Punic inscription.

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Carthage, Zeugitania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0496.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

35.182

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins