Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Delicate Style

    ZEUGITANIA. Carthage. Ca. 350-320 BC. AV stater (20mm, 9.34 gm, 12h). Bust of Tanit left, hair wreathed in barley ears, wearing triple-pendant earring, and necklace with seven pendants / Horse standing right [on double exergual line]; three pellets to lower right. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIf, 48. MAA 4. Deeply struck on a large flan, with needle-sharp detail and lustrous surfaces. NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style.

    The first gold staters struck by Carthage between 350 and 320 BC were of a nearly pure alloy and weighed more than the ubiquitous gold staters of Philip II and Alexander the Great. As time went on this coinage was debased with silver and reduced in weight-- hence the much more numerous Carthage staters produced after @ 320 BC are now termed "electrum." This early stater in pure gold shows a delicacy of style that indicates the dies were created by a Greek engraver of consummate skill. 


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 985

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to thank you for all of your assistance relative to my coin collection.
    Alan D.,
    Boston, MA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2020 January 15 Classic Silver and Gold Commemoratives US Coins Monthly Online Auction
    2020 January 15 Classic Silver and Gold Commemoratives US Coins Monthly Online Auction
    REALIZED $122,082
    2020 February 9 A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins World Coins Monthly Online Auction
    2020 February 9 A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins World Coins Monthly Online Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $55,978.00
    2020 January 9 - 13 FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction - Orlando
    2020 January 9 - 13 FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $1,759,052