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Live auction - bgr_538611 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:03:14
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 330-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Céphaloédium, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 16,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré au revers. Joli droit avec une faiblesse de frappe dans la partie supérieure du flan sur l’aurige et la Niké. Très belle tête de Tanit bien venue à la frappe et de très joli style. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés, légèrement piquée au droit
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements


Obverse description : Quadrige galopant à droite, conduit par un aurige, tenant les rênes et le kentron, couronné par une Niké volant à gauche ; double 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 trois dauphins.


Poids léger. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire reproduit dans le Jenkins, Coins of Punic Sicily, p. 64, n° 37, pl. 17 (A/ 14 - R/ 28) provenant du Cabinet numismatique de Bruxelles. Pour ce type seize exemplaires sont recensés.

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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