SICILY, Entella. Punic issues.
|Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 180. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006.
Sold For $1260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 320/15-300 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.86 g, 9h). Siculo-Punic issue. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; three dolphins around / Horse head left; palm tree behind, Punic ‘MM’ below. Jenkins, Punic
218 (O65/R190); SNG Sweden 44 (same dies); SNG Delepierre 722 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a few spots of die rust.
For the attribution of these issues to Entella, see I. Lee, “Entella: the Silver Coinage of the Campanian Mercenaries and the Site of the first Carthaginian Mint 410-409 BC” in NC 2000.