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bgr_543779 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Tétradrachme

SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 325 AC.
Mint name / Town : Machanat (Le Camp), Lilybée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Melqart bien venue à la frappe. Faiblesse de frappe sur le naseau du cheval au revers. Très belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Y, (CNS, SNR. 57, 1978, p. 27, n° 316

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Melqart (Héraklès) imberbe à droite, coiffée de la léonté nouée sous le cou.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Cet exemplaire est illustré dans l’article de J. K. Jenkins, Coins of Punic Sicily.

Historical background


SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - Lilybæum

(350-300 BC)

GK Jenkins in Switzerland Review Coin proposed allocation to Lilybæum for Carthaginian series of Sicily to the legend of the camp (Machanat). The city is located on the western coast of the island, not far from Motya and Erice. The conflict between Greeks and Carthaginians and Romans lasted more than three centuries. Carthage, the great metropolis of Tyrian origin, was founded in 814 BC and its mythical queen, Dido, Aeneas after loved predicted the fierce hatred that is would wear, even in the destruction of Carthage and the new city ​​that was founded by the Trojan exile, Rome. The first major battle took place near Himera in 480 BC between the Greeks and the Carthaginians Gelo. The western part of the island was often dominated by the invaders. The second wave of invasions occurred after the disastrous Athenian operation Alcibiades in 413 BC A status quo then sets up the first Punic War (268-241 AC). Lives lost Final Sicily the Carthaginians.

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