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Ex Jameson Collection


SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.03 g, 1h). Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with open wreath held in both hands; [RŠM]LQ[RT] (“Raš Melqart” in Punic) in exergue / Head of Arethousa right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; three dolphins swimming around. Jenkins, Punic 37 (O14/R28 – this coin cited); CNP 310; HGC 2, 741; Bement 363 (same dies); Jameson 597 (this coin); de Luynes 920 (same dies); Sartiges 453 (same dies). Toned, area of weak strike, a few tiny pits on obverse. EF.

Ex Matthew Curtis Collection; Numismatica Ars Classica 33 (6 April 2006), lot 109; R. Jameson Collection.