Ancients: SICULO-PUNIC. 'Camp of Melqart' (360-330 BC). AR tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.78 gm, 6h). ...
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Wonderful Siculo-Punic Tetradrachm, Ex-ProsperoSICULO-PUNIC. 'Camp of Melqart' (360-330 BC). AR tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.78 gm, 6h). Charioteer, holding a kentron in his right hand and reins in left, driving galloping quadriga to right, Nike flies above to left to crown the charioteer, Punic legend (RSMLQRT) in the exergue / Head of Arethusa facing right, wearing a wreath of grain-ears, a triple-pendant earring and necklace, four dolphins around. Jenkins (SNR 50, 1971), 41 (O15/R32). I. Lee, 'The Silver Coinage of the Campanian Mercenaries and the Site of the First Carthaginian Mint 410-409 B.C.', NC 2000, p. 42-3, 57. BMC 7. Gulbenkian 203 (these dies). SNG Lockett 744. Lovely old cabinet toning. Extremely Fine.
Ex Prospero Collection (New York Sale, 4 January 2012), lot 201. Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 23 August 1984.
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