Dido, Carthaginian Tetradrachm

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by The British Museum
published on 29 June 2016
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A silver tetradrachm from Carthage. The female head has been identified by some historians as Dido (Elissa), the legendary founder of the city. Other historians identify the figure as the goddess Tanit (aka Tinnit). She wears a Phrygian cap while the reverse side shows a lion, palm tree and the legend 's m mhnt' - 'of the people of the army'. From Sicily, 4th century BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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