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bgr_399699 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Double shekel

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Double shekel VF
250.00 €(Approx. 275.00$ | 222.50£)
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Type : Double shekel
Date: c. 264-241 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : billon
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale à l’usure très importante. Patine grise, vert foncé granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit à gauche, couronnée d’épis avec collier et boucles d’oreille ; derrière, symbole de Tanit.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval debout à droite devant un palmier; au-dessous du poitrail, symbole de Tanit.

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type est bien en billon et non pas en cuivre comme souvent présenté dans les différents ouvrages. Ce type qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Pour Mauro Viola, il est présenté comme un tétradrachme de billon.

Historical background


Zeugitana - CARTHAGE

(264-201 BC)

Many different already opposed Rome and Carthage when the first Punic War broke out in 264 before J. C-. At stake is the domination of the Western Mediterranean and maritime commerce. Rome is the ally of Hiero of Syracuse. The Romans won the naval victory in 260 before J Myles. C-. Ecnome victory the following year, allowing the Romans landed in Africa, but Regulus is beaten and killed. Hamilcar Barca engaged in a guerrilla war without thank you in the next ten years. Finally, the Roman fleet crushed the Carthaginian fleet to Egadi Islands 241 before J. C-. Carthage waives Sicily and must pay compensation of 3. 200 talents. The following years were marked by the conquest of Sardinia and Corsica 238 before J. C-. With Hasdrubal Barca, and Hannibal, son of Hamilcar organizing the conquest of Spain and the foundation of Carthago Nova. The Second Punic War began in 218 J. C-. After the capture of Saguntum and the refusal of Carthage, Hannibal the Romans to deliver. Hannibal 50. 000 men crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps. It overwrites the Roman armies in La Trebia in 218 J. C-. , Lake Trasimeno in 217 before J. C-. The Romans are scanned at Cannes before August 2 216 J. C-. 80. 000 Roman consul and Paul-Émile get killed. The road to Rome is open, but not Hannibal march on the city and settled in southern Italy. In 212, he took Taranto and rallies cities in southern Italy, while Marcellus takes Syracuse (death of Archimedes). The Romans took Capua in 211 before J. C-. Scipio Africanus seizes Carthago Nova, but can not prevent, Hasdrubal into Italy. The latter was killed at the Battle of Metaurus in 207 before J. C-. Scipio then carried the war in Africa 204 before J. C-. forcing the Carthaginians to recall Hannibal. The Carthaginians were defeated at Zama in 202 before J. C-. and then ask for peace in the following year.

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