Is this starter from Carthage?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by monetarium, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Still learning about ancients and clueless about this starter. It seems like horses on coins were quite popular in Syracuse and Carthage, but apart from that, no other clues.

    As always, I appreciate any insights from the experts!:D

    Bronze?
    23.0 mm diameter
    7.11 grams weight

    Circa 200 100 B C Ancient Greece Unresearched Bronze Stater Coin | eBay 2016-02-04 17-28-35.jpg Circa 200 100 B C Ancient Greece Unresearched Bronze Stater Coin | eBay 2016-02-04 17-29-32.jpg
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I'm not 100% certain but it looks like:
    SNGCop 209 Carthage, Zeugitana. Circa 264-241 BC. AE 24mm. Sardinian mint. Head of Tanit left, wearing earring and wreath of grain ears; dotted border / Horse standing right; Punic letters BT below; linear border. Müller 199.
     
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    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  5. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    My humble thanks, to you Mr Bing! Your knowledge is greatly appreciated! The coin from your link definitely looks like mine. I've never seen a Carthage example like this one...
     
  6. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    It certainly seems like Bing is correct and it does resemble the two bronzes I picked up the last few months....except the horse's head is facing straight, while the more typical examples have it turning backwards
    carthiginian budget example 221-210 bc.jpg Carthage 2.jpg
     
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  7. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thanks, Mikey See! I like your bronzes better with the horse looking backward :)
     
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  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Although I'm no expert of those by far, I've seen some of them and the style looks crude to me. Some local strike out of the official ?

    Maybe just me
    Q
     
  9. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    The older versions (circa 200 BC) mostly look a bit crude like the OP version...

    Here's a acsearch example:
    carthago example.jpg
     
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