Deer and Fountain Mosaic
This mosaic scene of tame deer drinking from an ornate fountain was a popular scene in Early Christian art, as it symbolized the fountain of life. 4th or 5th century CE, from Carthage. On display at the British Museum, London (MLA 1859.4-2.90...
November Dressed as Isis
November dressed as a priestess of Isis holding a sistrum (rattle). From Carthage, modern-day Tunisia. Second half of the 4th century CE. (The British Museum, London)
Tanit, Carthaginian Electrum Coin
An electrum coin minted in Carthage showing the goddess Tanit and horse. 4th-3rd century BCE. (British Museum, London)
Carthaginian Portrait Bust
A marble portrait bust of a Carthaginian woman. Carthage, 5th-2nd century BCE (?). (British Museum, London)
Dido, Carthaginian Tetradrachm
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...
Carthaginian Silver Tetradrachm
A silver tetradrachm minted in Carthage, 330-300 BCE. Obv.: head of the goddess Tanit with dolphins. Rev. : horse's head and palm tree. The legend reads 'm mhnt' meaning 'people of the camp', that is army camp. Many such coins were minted...
The Dying Gaul
Marble copy of a lost ancient Greek statue known as The Dying Gaul, from ancient Rome (c. 230-220 BCE) commissioned by Attalos of Pergamon in honor of his victory over the Galatians.
Map of 2nd Century Roman Expansion
A map showing the early expansions of Rome, in the 2nd century BC.
Greek & Phoenician Colonies
Greek (Red) and Phoenician (Yellow) colonization between the 8th and the 6th century BC. German placenames.
The Western Mediterranean 264 BCE
Map of the western Mediterranean at the time of the First Punic War in 264 BCE.