ANCIENT PUNIC COINS (North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia)




8173. CARTHAGE, ca. 310-290 BC. Electrum Didrachm, Sear 6456v. Hd Tanit l./Horse stg. r. AEF.
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9396. SICULO PUNIC, 350-325 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 6434. Hd Artemis-Arethusa l., four dolphins around/Horse hd, palm tree behind, Punic inscription below. EF+. Excellent sharply struck example on an exceptionally wide flan, especially nice obverse with great style head of Arethusa on the flan surrounded by dolphins with excellent detail. Compare the Sear plate coin for a more usual syle and flan. Rv. has a little surface roughness.
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9404. SICILY, RARE EF RSMLQRT SICILO PUNIC AR TETRADRACHM. Sicily, Silico-Punic Ras Melqart AR tetradrachm. 16.42 gram, ca 330-305 BC obv: quadriga galloping right, Nike flying left , in exergue "rsmlqrt" rev: wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, around three dolphins SNG Lloyd 1605 de Luyne 921 Jenkins, SNR 50, pl 18,39 Extremely rare. EF. Well centered. Old cabinet toning. Excellent example.
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8545. SARDINIA, after 238 BC. AE22, Sear 1267. Head Persephone l./Three stalks of grain. VF. Rare. Nice example of this rare island.
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4076. SARDINIA, PUNIC RULE, after 238 BC. AE18, Sear_, Copenhagen 1103. Hd. Persephone l. wreathed with corn/Bull stg. r., star of eight rays abv., Punic letters AM to r. VF. Rare. Excellent example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4077. SARDINIA, PUNIC RULE, after 238 BC. AE20, Sear 1267, Copenhagen 1108. Hd. Persephone l. wreathed with corn/Three corn ears, pellet within crescent above the center one. VF+. Rare. Excellent example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4924. NORTH AFRICA, HADRUMETUM, Time of Augustus, c. 10AD. AE17. RPC I 774. Head of Poseidon right, trident behind. Head of Sol (Amphitrite?) left. VF. Very rare. Virzi tag says Hadrumetum. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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8588. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, late 3rd century BC. AE44, Sear 6533, 102gm. Head Tanit l. wreathed with corn, wearing single drop earring./Horse stg. r., above sun-disk between two uraeus cobras. VG. Excessively rare, one of the largest, rarest and most impressive of all Greek coins and missing from many major collections. Nearly all the very few extant examples are in very worn condition as is the current example.
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8589. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 221-202 BC. AE30, SNG Copenhagen 334, Sear 6507. Head of Tanit wreathed with corn l./Horse stg. r., palm tree beyond. AEF. There is evidence this issue may have been struck by an Italian mint under Hannibal during his occupation of Italy. A wonderful large well centered example with great detail, style and a choice chestnut patina. Very rare especially this nice.
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4078. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 250-200 BC. AE24, Sear 6506 similar. Hd. Tanit l. wreathed with corn/Horse stg. r., palm tree in background. VF. Scarce. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4079. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 250-200 BC. AE22, Sear 6515v. Hd. Tanit l. wreathed with corn, pellet beneath/Horse stg. r., looking back, caduceus in background. VF. Scarce. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4080. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 250-200 BC. AE22, Sear 6524. Hd. Tanit l. wreathed with corn/Head and neck of horse r., large pellet to r. EF. Superb large flan example of choice Punic style, a wonderful powerful and agressive horse head. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4081. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 250-200 BC. AE20, Sear 6525. Hd. Tanit l. wreathed with corn/Head and neck of horse r., Punic letter (=M) to r. EF. Excellent example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4082. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 250-200 BC. AE18, Sear 6530. Horse stg. r. looking back/Palm tree with fruit. VF. Rare. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4083. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 250-200 BC. AE18, Sear 6531. Head and neck of horse r./Palm tree with fruit. AVF. Scarce. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4084. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, ca. 210-202 BC. AE22, Copenhagen 353. Hd. of Tanit l. wreathed with corn/Horse stg. r., palm tree with fruit in background. EF. Scarce. Choice example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4085. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, SICILIAN MINT?, late 4th-early 3rd century BC. AE16, Copenhagen 94v. Male? hd. l. wearing wreath of cornears/Free horse rearing r. EF. Rare. Excellent example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4086. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, SICILIAN MINT?, late 4th-early 3rd century BC. AE15, Copenhagen 99v. Female hd. r./Horse stg. r., l. foreleg raised. EF. Scarce. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4087. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, SICILIAN MINT?, late 4th-early 3rd century BC. AE15, Copenhagen 100v. Female hd. l./Horse stg. l., r. foreleg raised. EF. Scarce. Excellent example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4088. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, SICILIAN MINT?, late 4th-early 3rd century BC. AE15, Copenhagen 100v. Female hd. l./Horse stg. l., r. foreleg raised. EF. Scarce. Excellent example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4089. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, SICILIAN MINT?, late 4th-early 3rd century BC. AE15, Copenhagen 108. Palm tree with fruit/Pegasos flying l. EF. Rare. Choice example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4090. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, SICILIAN MINT?, late 4th-early 3rd century BC. AE17, Copenhagen 121. Male? hd. l. flanked by cornears/Free horse r., uncertain wavy devices abv., uncertain devices below and to the r. EF. Very rare. Choice example. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4091. ISLANDS OFF AFRICA, MELITA (MALTA), 2nd-1st century BC. AE16, Copenhagen 8, 460. Veiled female hd. r./Ram's hd. r., Punic inscription below. EF. Very rare. Choice example much superior to the Copenhagen plate coin, probably one of the finest known with excellent detail and nice patina. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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4092. NUMIDIA, MICIPSA, 148-118 BC. AE27, Copenhagen 508v, Sear 6597v. Hd. of Micipsa l. with pointed beard/Horse galloping l., countermark of helmeted hd. (Athena?) on midsection, pellet below. AEF. Very rare this nice. Choice portrait of Micipsa. Provenance: The Thomas Virzi collection.
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