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bgr_548145 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Unité de bronze

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Unité de bronze AU/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Unité de bronze
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carthage, Zeugitane
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier mais bien centré. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Léger tréflage au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit à gauche, couronnée d’épis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à droite devant un palmier.

Commentary


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Cette émission comprend des unités et des demi unités. Normalement frappées à Carthage, elles ont peut-être aussi été fabriquées en Sicile. La diffusion semble avoir été importante comme le fait justement remarquer M. Alexandropoulos dans le catalogue de sa thèse.

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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