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bgr_505420 - ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Unité

ZEUGITANA - CARTHAGE Unité XF
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Zeugitane, Carthage
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale irrégulier. Belle tête au droit. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Bernard Poindessault

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête juvénile imberbe (cornue), les cheveux courts à gauche entourée de deux épis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite.

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type est surfrappé sur une unité de type Alexandropoulos 18 frappée vers 400-350 avant J.-C. dont les traces subsistent au droit et au revers. La tête au droit est surfrappé sur celle de Tanit et le cheval du revers laisse apparaître les traces du palmier au revers. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

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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