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Live auction - bgr_441153 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Tétradrachme

SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:05:41
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 330-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Céphaloédium, (Kephaloidion), Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,81 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, un peu court au revers à l’usure régulière. Joli droit à l’usure prononcée. Joli revers avec une tête expressive. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de la banque Leu en 1965. Elle a été acquise en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements

Obverse


Obverse legend : INSCRIPTION PUNIQUE À L'EXERGUE (RSMLQRT).
Obverse description : Quadrige galopant à gauche, conduit par un aurige, tenant le rênes et le kentron ; double ligne d’exergue.

Reverse


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 ; derrière le cou, un grain d’orge.

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection Lockett, III n° 740. Cet exemplaire est illustré dans l’article de G K. Jenkins The Coins of Punic Sicily,Part I, SNR. 50, 1971, p.61 n ° 3 (A/ 2 - R/ 2’), pl. 15 un unique exemplaire recensé.

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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