CARTHAGE, Libyan Revolt.
|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 747. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 241-238 BC. Æ 22mm (6.81 gm, 12h). Sardinian mint. Diademed male head left / Bull standing right; wheat stalk behind. Carradice & La Niece -; cf. Visona, Carthaginian
pl. XXVIII, 9; SNG Copenhagen (Carthage) 384-386 var. (letters in field); Acquaro 1680. Good VF, dark brown patina. Rare. ($200)
This issue, originally attributed to Hampsikoras' revolt against Rome in 216 BC, belongs to the period of the Libyan Revolt (see P. Visona, "Carthaginian Bronze Coinage in Sardinia" in Numismatique et histoire économique phéniciennes et puniques [Studia Phoenicia IX]
, Lovain-la-Neuve, 1992, pp. 126-7).