SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’).
|Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 279. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009.
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.17 g, 10h). Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; Punic RŠ[MLQRT] in exergue / Wreathed head of Kore-Persephone left; four dolphins around, grain ear below. Jenkins, Punic
57 (O19/R44); Ward 359 (same dies). VF, dark find patina, edge split, a couple minor surface laminations on reverse. Very rare, only two examples noted by Jenkins.