Saturday, February 10, 2018

Tanit on a Carthaginian electrum coin

NUMISMATICS: Ancient Coin Profiles – Goddess Tanit on Carthaginian Gold & Silver 1 1/2 Shekel (Coin World). The name of this Punic goddess can also be spelled Tannit. Her name seems to be the feminine form of the word tannin, found in the Hebrew Bible with the meaning "sea monster."

I noted mention of the same coin type here, but without a photo. A cache of Tanit coins was noted here (link now rotted). And there's still more on the goddess Tanit here. Cross-file under Punic Watch.

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