Need Help with Identification Please. Carthage?

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  1. Xodus

    Xodus Member

    I see a Pegasus / Palm Tree, but am having a hard time locating more details. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! image.png
     
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Carthage
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    Carthage Siculo 330-300 BCE AE 15 Palm Tree Pegasus SNG Cop 108
     
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    What's the size and weight?

    Here's a good site for coins of Magna Graecia and Carthage:

    http://www.magnagraecia.nl/coins/

    Click on Zeugitana on the map to get to the page of Carthaginian coins. From there you can find a similar coin and, perhaps more importantly, see the references they have. Many of those reference catalogs are older and public domain so you can find digitized versions online.

    Is your coin really small, 12-15 mm-ish?

    (Alegandron posted while I was composing this but I will continue :D)

    A similar coin from ACsearch:

    https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=5772272
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    Most have Pegasos flying left and are a little larger than the coin shown above. I have no idea if the direction of Pegasos or size is of any particular importance.
     
  5. Xodus

    Xodus Member

    @TIF Thanks guys for your replies. I'm not certain of the weight at the moment, but I checked and it is small, 15mm. That definitely looks just like it, thanks so much :)
     
  6. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    It's interesting that if you go to the CNG auction site to research sold coins and type in "pegasus palm" it will not bring up this coin. However if you type in "pegasos palm" many examples will show.
     
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  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Brian:
    I understand -os is more from Greek. -us is more from Latin. Carthage would never use -us as they hated the Romans. :)
    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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  8. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    I agree completely. It's just if you are a beginning collector you would have no idea to use pegasos instead of pegasus in your searches. In acsearch it appears that either spelling brings about a close (but not exact) result.
     
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