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Live auction - bgr_734584 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Double shekel

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Double shekel AU/XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 770 €
Maximum bid : 770 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:33:04
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Double shekel
Date: c. 160-146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très joli portrait de Tanit, bien venu à la frappe. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

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 au-dessus.

Commentary


Flan crénelé (serratus).

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 reformed the Carthaginian institutions, but was forced to flee first to Antiochus III, then to Prusias of Bithynia and committed suicide in 183 BC. Carthage had to face the rise of the Numidian kingdom and its king Massinissa. The Third Punic War begins in 149 BC (Cato the Elder ended all his speeches in the Senate with: "Carthage must be destroyed"). Three years later, the city is taken and razed, its population massacred or reduced to slavery.

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