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Triton XV, Lot: 1083. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. EL Stater (17mm, 7.25 g, 12h). Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace with ten pendants; pellet before neck / Horse standing right on double exergue line; pellet to upper left and lower right. Jenkins & Lewis group V, 249/253 (same obv./rev. die); MAA 12; SNG Copenhagen 976 var. (pellets). Good VF, some die wear.

From the Deyo Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (20 August 1986), lot 6.

Jenkins & Lewis record that this reverse die has a third pellet on the reverse near the back of the horse’s neck, but it is not visible on this coin or the illustration they provide.