CARTHAGE, Sicily. Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 320/15-300 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 128. Estimate CHF4000.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.11 g 6), Lilybaion or Entella (?). Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around four dolphins. Rev. ’MMHNT
= “People of the Camp” Horse’s head to left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins, Punic, 196 (dies O58/R 172). Very sharply struck, well centered and nicely toned. Good extremely fine.
From a European collection, bought in the 1980s.