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Live auction - bgr_741470 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - KEPHALOEDION Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 1 000 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:05:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicile, Céphaloédium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, légèrement décentré au revers. Très belle tête de Tanit. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés


Obverse description : Quadrige galopant à droite, conduit par un aurige, tenant le rênes et le kentron, couronné par une Niké volant à gauche ; ligne d'exergue.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête féminine (Tanit) à droite, les cheveux tirés en arrière avec couronne d'épis, boucle d'oreille et collier, entourée de quatre dauphins.


Ce type est parfois attribué à l’atelier de Panorme ou à celui carthaginois de Sélinonte (ANS.).

Historical background

SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - Cephaloedium

(350-325 BC)

The allocation of the Punic imitation Syracusan coinage to Cephaloedium is not certain because Selinunte and Panormus, among other cities of Sicily, are also worth noting. According to some authors, these tetradrachms have only been struck between 409 and 396 BC After this date, Hiero of Syracuse took these cities to the Carthaginians.

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