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    Beautiful Tanit Portrait

    ZEUGITANIA. Carthage. Ca. 320-270 BC. EL stater (18mm, 7.50 gm, 12h). NGC AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Wreathed head of Tanit left, wearing triple-pendant earring and pendant necklace / Horse standing right on single exergue line, pellet on line behind foreleg. Jenkins & Lewis group VI, 307. MAA 9. An exceedingly handsome specimen, sharply struck from a fresh obverse die of refined Punic style.

    Tanit is a North African goddess of the Carthaginians and Berber peoples, apparently derived from the Phoenician Astarte. She was the chief deity of Carthage, along with her consort Ba'al Hammon. She had many functions as a goddess of war, fertility (as indicated by her grain-ear wreath), and motherhood. Her priesthood in Carthage is alleged to have performed infant sacrifice as a regular ritual; while some have disputed this as a Roman calumny, some archeological evidence for child sacrifice has been discovered in the region. 


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    August, 2017
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