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Live auction - bgr_780428 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Trihemishekel

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Type : Trihemishekel
Date: c. 203-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant une fine usure régulière. Patine gris foncé, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit à gauche, couronnée d'épis ; Grènetis circulaire.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à droite, levant l'antérieur droit ; grènetis circulaire.

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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