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Live auction - bgr_544780 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Trihemishekel

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Estimate : 720 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 520 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Trihemishekel
Date: c. 203-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau cheval au revers malgré une petite faiblesse sur la tête de l’animal. Beau portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
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 ; globule entre les jambes postérieures ;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


(202-146 BC)

Hannibal was defeated at Zama in 202 BC by Scipio Africanus and peace was signed the following year. Hannibal reformed the Carthaginian institutions, but was forced to flee first to Antiochus III, then to Prusias of Bithynia and committed suicide in 183 BC. Carthage had to face the rise of the Numidian kingdom and its king Massinissa. The Third Punic War begins in 149 BC (Cato the Elder ended all his speeches in the Senate with: "Carthage must be destroyed"). Three years later, the city is taken and razed, its population massacred or reduced to slavery.

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