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Live auction - bgr_480641 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - ENTELLA Tétradrachme

SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - ENTELLA Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 250 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:03:30
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320/315 - 305/300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Machanat (Le Camp), Entella, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Tanit de haut relief, bien venue à la frappe avec trois dauphins sur quatre visibles. Joli revers servi par une patine de collection ancienne à l’usure superficielle, plus marquée sur le museau du cheval

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit (Perséphone ou Aréthuse) à droite, la coiffure ornée d'épis avec un collier de perles et boucle d'oreille, entourée de quatre dauphins ; sous le menton, un pétoncle.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LETTRES PUNIQUES (MACHANAT).
Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à gauche ; derrière un palmier.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que les exemplaires du cabinet de Bruxelles (de Hirsch n° 838) et du British Museum. Ce type avec la tête de Tanit (Perséphone) est beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux avec un unique coin de droit pour cette série.

Historical background


SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - Entella

(Fourth century BC)

City of western Sicily near the rock of Entella, near the Elimi territory. The city was founded by the eponymous hero Entello. The city enjoyed a certain importance in the fifth and fourth centuries BC before to fall back into anonymity. Populated by Campanian mercenaries in the late fifth century BC, after eliminating the population of the city, Entella rallied to the Carthaginians, hirelings by them. The city remained in effect under Carthaginian until 368/367 BC when Dionysius the Elder captured the city and turned against his protectors. The Carthaginians took Entella in 345/344 BC Timoleon took the city three years after the end but had to go to 338 under a treaty with the Carthaginians that determined a boundary line of the Halykos . Finally at the end of the Punic wars, Entella became tributary to the Romans. The city also played a role during the Civil Wars between Sextus Pompey on one side, Marc Antony and Octavian on the other.

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