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    Calabria, Taras, ca. 212-209 B.C., AR Punic quarter-shekel (1.8 gm), Wreathed head of Tanit or Persephone left/Horse standing right, SNG Cop 369, XF. Hannibal, the gifted Carthaginian general, spent fifteen years roaming the Italian peninsula during the Second Punic War. While occupying the Greek city of Taras, his forces stuck these rare and historical coins. Our toned example, from an old collection, is aesthetically superior to the shiny "hoard" coins usually encountered in today's market.

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    January, 2003
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