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Triton XXVII

Lot nuber 99

SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 300-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 17.05 g, 3h). Good VF.

Triton XXVII
Lot: 99.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 300-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 17.05 g, 3h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Head of horse left; thunderbolt to left, palm tree to right, Punic [‘MH]MḤNT below. Jenkins, Punic, Series 5a, 276 (O88/R229); CNP 271c; BAR Issue 5; HGC 2, 293 corr. (varying legend). Attractively toned, with golden hues around the devices, minor marks. Good VF. Extremely rare issue with thunderbolt; only one example recorded (in the BM), and this symbol only known on one die in the series.

From the L.H. Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular XCIX.1 (February 1991), no. 11.

This rare thunderbolt issue is known only from a single die in the series and Jenkins remarks that, “On R 229 is a fulmen symbol, never found elsewhere on Carthaginian coinage, nor in Carthaginian material of any other kind. This was doubtless copied from Greek coinage such as the pegasi of Ambrakia, Corinth and Syracuse, but is of a distinct form.” Jenkins also states that the thunderbolt is apparently unknown on any of the Punic stelai, making this issue the only known use of the thunderbolt symbol in Punic art.

The final winners of all Triton XXVII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 9-10 January 2024.

Triton XXVII – Session One – Lot 1-337 will be held Tuesday morning, 9 January 2024 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 22.5% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 25% for all others.

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