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Lot 4037

Carthage. Second Punic War. Billon Tridrachm (9.2g) ca. 203-201 BC. Wreathed head of Tanit left, wearing triple-pendant earring; the profile wide-faced with a thin, sharply defined nose and forehead. Reverse: Horse walking right, its head reversed, raising front leg. El Djem hoard type, cf. SNG Cop 392. Trivial earthen deposits on reverse. Very rare. Nearly Extremely Fine.

This lovely coin with its earthy Tanit and semi-ethereal horse was probably the last coin issue of Carthage. It was most likely struck after the invasion of North Africa by Publius Cornelius Scipio in 204 BC and until some months following Hannibal's defeat at the Battle of Zama in the fall of 202 BC with the crippling peace treaty the Carthaginian assembly accepted.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
The Hunter Collection; purchased from the Goldbergs January 15, 1983.

Realized $6,325

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