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    ZEUGITANA. Carthage. Ca. 350-320 BC. AV stater (20mm, 9.40 gm, 10h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Bust of Tanit left, hair wreathed in barley ears, wearing triple pendant earring, and necklace with nine pendants; dotted border / Horse standing right on single exergual line; single pellet under horse to upper left, three pellets to lower right at feet, Punic (?) inscription in exergue, dotted border. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIa, 9-2.

    Errata: Jenkins and Lewis, on p.28, have this to say about the puzzling Punic inscription, which is quite well engraved on this example: "There remains the difficult question of the inscription, if such it is, which appears in the exergue in sub-group IIIa. This 'inscription' was read by Müller as (viz. from right to left EA . LE), explaining it as two personal names, on the analogy of the names of mint-magistrates on the Augustan coins of Sabratha. ...it must be admitted that it is extremely difficult to interpret the letters, if that is what they are. ...There for the present we must leave this baffling problem - and not the least baffling aspect of it is that the letters, if treated as such, as so extremely hard to interpret: the whole thing seems quite unnecessarily obscure by comparison with the inscriptions on other Punic coins of the same date, and even when looking at the Luynes specimen (no. 9-2) it is hard to avoid scepticism about the nature of the 'inscription'."


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