Sicily, Entella, Tetradrachm

Item Reference: C189014081 Sold Share
Sicily, Siculo-Punic (c. 320-300 BC) Silver Tetradrachm. Obverse: Head of Tanit-Persephone facing left, wearing a wreath of barley and triple-pendant earrings, surrounded by three four dolphins. Reverse: Head of a…
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Description

Sicily, Siculo-Punic (c. 320-300 BC) Silver Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Head of Tanit-Persephone facing left, wearing a wreath of barley and triple-pendant earrings, surrounded by three four dolphins.
Reverse: Head of a horse facing left, palm tree behind, ‘mmhnt (People of the Camp) in Punic characters below.

About Extremely Fine and a particularly well-centred strike. A pleasing dark collection toning with attractive iridescence in the fields.

17.33g.

Boston 496. SNG Fitzwilliam 1484. Jenkins SNR 56, 1977, Series 3a, 186 (same dies, O55/R163.)

From a Private German collection.

The legend means “people of the army camp”. It is therefore probably a reference to the Carthaginian military administration in Sicily, and struck to pay their mercenary armies.

Specification

Periodc 320 - 300 BC
Datec. 320-300 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Demonination

Tetradrachm

Coin Ruler

Entella

Country

Italy and Sicily

Coin House

Sicily

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

'People of the Camp' mint.

ReferencesBoston 496. SNG Fitzwilliam 1484. Jenkins SNR 56, 1977, Series 3a, 186 (same dies, O55/R163.)
Weight17.33 g

Provenance

Private German collection.

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