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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 31. Estimate CHF30000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF28000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARTHAGE. Circa 270-264 BC. Trihemistater (Gold, 12.48 g 12). Head of Tanit to right, wearing grain wreath, triple-pendant earring and necklace of pendants Rev. Horse standing right, his head turned back to left. De Luynes 3749. Jenkins & Lewis Group IX, 380-3. An elegant coin, very sharply struck and clear. Bright with some original luster. A few minor marks, otherwise, good extremely fine.

This coin was issued at least fifty years after the previous piece, though the traditional design makes them very similar. Almost all known examples of this type come from the Tunis Hoard of 1948.