SICILY, Lilybaion (as 'Cape of Melkart').
|Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 187. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006.
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 g, 11h). Siculo-Punic issue. Charioteer driving quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; Punic "[RS]hMLQR[T]" in exergue / Wreathed head of Arethusa right, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; four dolphins around. Jenkins, Punic
42 (O16/R32); BMC Sicily 6 (same dies); De Luynes 917 (same dies). Good VF, toned.
For the attribution of these issues to Lilybaion, 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.