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CNG 103, Lot: 84. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARTHAGE. Circa 270-264 BC. AV Quarter Shekel – Hemidrachm (12.5mm, 2.02 g, 12h). Carthage mint. Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears, single-pendant earring, and necklace without pendants / Horse standing right; palm tree in background. Jenkins & Lewis Group IX, 401 (same dies); MAA 27; CNP 171 (this coin referenced); SNG Copenhagen –; Boston MFA 2332. EF, small scrape on reverse. Extremely rare, one of three known examples, the other two in public collections (BM and Boston MFA).

Ex Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2029; Gemini I (11 January 2005), lot 60; Varesi FPL III (1998), no. 3.