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CNG 103, Lot: 85. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARTHAGE, First Punic War. Circa 264-241 BC. EL 1½ Shekels – Tridrachm (22mm, 10.96 g, 12h). Reduced standard. Carthage mint. Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace with nine pendants / Horse standing right, head left; ouraios above; pellet before leading hind leg. Jenkins & Lewis Group Xa, 407 (this coin); MAA 30; CNP 41a (this coin referenced); SNG Copenhagen 995 var. (pellets); SNG Lockett 1061 var. (same); Gulbenkian 386 var. (same). Good VF, a couple light marks, edge marks from prior mount. Extremely rare variety, this the only published example.

Ex Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2031; Glendining (9 October 1989), lot 182; Cahn 84 (29 November 1933), lot 477.