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Live auction - bgr_544778 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Double shekel

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Double shekel XF
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Starting price : 380 €
Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:33:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Double shekel
Date: c. 160-146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large serratus, bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Tanit. Joli revers à l’usure plus prononcée. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock Poindessault en 1992 et de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit à gauche, couronnée d’épis avec collier et pendants d’oreilles.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval au pas à droite ; un globule entre les antérieurs.

Commentary


Flan crénelé (serratus). Cet exemplaire est comparable en état de conservation à ceux connus et semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Variante rare avec un globule entre les antérieurs du cheval au revers.

Historical background


Zeugitana - CARTHAGE

(202-146 BC)

Hannibal was defeated at Zama in 202 BC by Scipio Africanus and peace was signed the following year. Hannibal the Carthaginian institutions reform, but was forced to flee first to Antiochus III, then at Prusias of Bithynia and committed suicide in 183 BC Carthage faced with the rise of Numid and his king Masinissa. The third Punic War began in 149 BC (Cato the Elder ended every speech in the Senate by "Carthage must be destroyed"). Three years later, the city was taken and destroyed, its population massacred or enslaved.

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