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Live auction - bgr_625029 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Trihemishekel

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Type : Trihemishekel
Date: c. 203-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, idéalement centré. Joli portrait de Tanit. Patine grise, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :


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.


Monnaie contemporaine du retour d’Hannibal en Afrique avant la bataille de Zama (202 avant J.-C.). L’exemplaire de MONNAIES 47 en état SPL s’est vendu à 880€ sur un maximum à 900€ avec quatre offres.

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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