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Live auction - bgr_539058 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Statère

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Statère XF
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Starting price : 1 600 €
Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 1 650 €
Maximum bid : 1 800 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:30:30
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: 310-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : electrum
Millesimal fineness : 600 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés, avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait où les détails de la chevelure sont bien visibles malgré une usure superficielle. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann et de la Live Auction 1003 (bgr_355259)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit à gauche, couronnée d’épis, parée d’un collier et d’un triple pendentif d’oreilles ; un globule sous le cou.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval debout à droite ; quatre globules sous la ligne d’exergue.

Commentary


Shekel d’électrum. Notre exemplaire est de mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection Lewis, n° 264, pl. 11. Il est de même coin de droit que les exemplaires de Vienne (JL. 262) et de Syracuse (JL. 263). L’exemplaire de MONNAIES 59, n° 164 s’est vendu 2.250€ sur une offre maximum à 2.970€.

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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