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Live auction - bgr_686834 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Statère d’or

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Statère d’or AU
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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 5 000 €
Maximum bid : 5 100 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:29:13
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère d’or
Date: c. 350-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 700 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 9,38 g.
Rarity : R3
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un très beau portrait de Tanit. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de J.-B. Vigne le 16 avril 1983. Exemplaire sous coque NGC XF (Strike 5/5, Surface 1/5)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit à gauche, couronnée de trois épis, parée d’un collier et d’un triple pendentif d’oreilles.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval debout à droite ; trois globules derrière l’antérieur droit ; un point devant le poitrail.

Commentary


Exemplaire monté anciennement.

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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