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bgr_309111 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Quart d’unité

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Quart d’unité XF
230.00 €(Approx. 253.00$ | 202.40£)
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Type : Quart d’unité
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,30 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, échancré, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Tanit. Revers de style fin. Patine vert noir et sable
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1981 et provient de la collection du docteur Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval debout à droite ; derrière un palmier.

Commentary


Type à flan biseauté. Diffusion régionale d’après J. Alexandropoulos. La plus petite divisionnaire frappée en cuivre pour le monde carthaginois. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Zeugitana - CARTHAGE

(400-300 BC)

Carthage was founded in 814 BC, according to tradition by settlers from Tyre. Virgil immortalized the deadly conflict that would oppose Carthage and Rome in the Aeneid, featuring Aeneas, who wanted to go to Italy, and the Queen of Carthage, Dido, who wanted to keep with him. Before committing suicide after her departure, she launched the curse that would have weighed on Rome and Carthage to the destruction of the latter by the former in 146 BC between the fifth and fourth century BC - C., the most formidable enemies of the Carthaginians in the Western Mediterranean were the Greeks of Southern Italy and Sicily. Gelo had already crushed the Carthaginians at Himera in 480 BC and Agathokles, which should take the title of king in 304 BC, had invaded Africa in 310 BC finally Beaten 307, he had to retire in Sicily and sign peace with the Carthaginians.

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