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From the Bement and Benson Collections

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 196. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $5250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 300-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.29 g, 12h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Horse head left; grain ear before, palm tree behind, tnjMhM[ below. Jenkins, Punic 291 (O93/R239; this coin referenced and illustrated); BAR issue 5; SNG Lloyd 1655 (same dies). EF, attractive dark toning.

Ex Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville-Ars Classica VI, 28 January 1923), lot 578; Frank S. Benson Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge 3 February 1909), lot 800.