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Live auction - bgr_527650 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 780 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 09 April 2019 14:01:56
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 325 AC.
Mint name / Town : Machanat (Le Camp), Lilybée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 16,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier. Très belle tête de Melqart avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la léonté. Frappe molle sur la tête du cheval au revers. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse au revers


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


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à gauche ; derrière un palmier.


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour cet exemplaire au niveau du revers.

Historical background


(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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