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Tetradrachm with head of Tanit (or Dido?)

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Obverse: Head of Tanit or Dido (?) left, wearing Oriental tiara. Reverse: Lion to left. Palm tree behind. Sche'am Machanat (The People of the Camp) in Punic below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 13, 1970: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320–310 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, probably in Sicily, Kingdom of Carthage

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1970.345

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins