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Live auction - bgr_685973 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - KEPHALOEDION Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 3 000 €
Maximum bid : 3 750 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:09:34
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 350-340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Céphaloédium, (Kephaloidion)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 16,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers finement détaillé ainsi qu’un beau portrait de haut relief. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Niels. Monnaie avec son certificat d’exportation n° 197920


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête féminine (Tanit) à droite, les cheveux tirés en arrière avec couronne d'épis, boucles d'oreilles et collier, entourée de quatre dauphins; derrière la tête, un pavot.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant au pas devant un palmier.

Historical background


(350-325 BC)

The attribution of the Punic imitations of the Syracusan coinage to Cephaloedium is not certain because Selinunte and Panorme, among other towns in Sicily, also attract attention. According to some authors, these tetradrachms were only minted between 409 and 396 BC. After this date, Hieron of Syracuse took over these cities from the Carthaginians.

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