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    Zeugitana, Carthage. Circa 3rd-2nd centuries B.C. Billon tridrachm. Head left of Tanit wearing wreath of two corn ears and leaf/Horse standing right with foreleg raised, head reverted; dot in lower field. 8.71 g. SNG Cop 394. About EF for issue.
    The term "billon," or base silver, is used to characterize coins composed of less than half their weight of pure silver. It is a sad commentary on the earlier magnificent coins of Carthage that she sank so low as to create poorly executed, carelessly struck coins such as this, and in low grade metal.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 28YX, Variety PCGS# 100034, Base PCGS# 528727)

    Weight: 3.39 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


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