Siculo-Punic AR Tet

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  1. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    Just picked this up from the post office.

    Siculo-Punic 20190007 obv.png Siculo-Punic 20190007 rev.png

    Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit, four dolphins around.
    Reverse: Head of horse, palm tree behind; punic letter below.
    Date: 350-300 BC
    Diameter: 24.5 mm.
    Weight: 17.7 gr.
    References: Jenkins 256
    Characteristics: Toned.

    Post anything you think relevant.
     
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  3. Alegandron

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

    Congratulations, @Pishpash , well done! Nice coin.

    I am very envious...this is one of my targets.

    Here is a bronze from the next island up from Sicily:

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    Carthage Sardinia AE19 First Punic war 264-241 BCE 5.4g Tanit left - Horse head right symbol SNG Cop 225
     
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  4. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Nice coins! Here is one of mine:

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    Carthage
    1/2 Shekel, 3rd-2nd century BC
    Obv: Head of Tanit left, crowned with ears of corn.
    Rev.: Horse standing right, head turned left, foreleg raised, linear circle.
    Billon, 5.37g, 23.3mm
    Ref.: Sear 6497, SNG Cop. 396
    Ex Pecunem 10, Lot 263
     
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Hmm , its 1 gram overweight. From whom did you buy it ?

    Any way, here's mine:

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  6. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    A seller of ebay. This coin shows up three times on acsearch.
     
  7. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful coin! I especially like the rendition of the horse.
     
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  8. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Weight of the acsearch items: 17.07g, 17.08g, 17.07g

    Problem solved? Typo?
     
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  9. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Very beautiful! Like the others above, this era and location in history and the coins connected are an interest of mine!

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    Zeugitania, Carthage, 203-201 BC
    BL 1½ Shekel or Tridrachm, Second Punic War

    Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit left.
    Reverse: Horse standing right, head left; pellet between hind legs.
    References: SNG COP 396, MAA 81c
    Notes: Black surfaces; The billon of this issue has extremely low silver content, such that nearly all examples appear to be bronze.
     
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  10. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    Yup. My eyesight is really bad at the moment, it should read 17.07g.
     
  11. Alegandron

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

    Gosh, @Pishpash ,since we are posting CARTHAGE Coins, I gotta hankerin' to post another! :D

    @Justin Lee ... I really enjoy your 1-1/2 Shekel (cool denom)... here is one of mine:
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    Don't see too many GALLOPING Carthage Horsies, they seemed to have liked them poised:
    Carthage Zeugitania 400-350 BCE AE 15mm 3.39g Head of Tanit left Horse galloping r SNG Cop 97.JPG
    Carthage Zeugitania 400-350 BCE AE 15mm 3.39g Head of Tanit left Horse galloping r SNG Cop 97


    Not many COWS / BULLS either: (I laughed out loud when I captured this one. The Seller attributed it as a STEER on the reverse... Look closer. He has all his equipment... itsa Bull to you all "city-slickers". :) )
    Carthage 216-215 BCE Sardinia mint  AE 3.3g Tanit L - BULL stndg R CNP 377a.JPG
    Carthage 216-215 BCE Sardinia mint AE 3.3g Tanit L - BULL stndg R CNP 377a


    Here's a Carthage Pegasus:
    Carthage Siculo 264-241 BCE AE 15 Palm Tree Pegasus 1st Punic War.jpg
    Carthage Siculo 264-241 BCE AE 15 Palm Tree Pegasus 1st Punic War


    This one is a little unusual: a MALE head on the obv, instead of Tanit.
    Carthage Zeugitana 4th-3rd C BCE Male Head Horse.JPG
    Carthage Zeugitana 4th-3rd C BCE Male Head Horse
     
  12. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely coin Pishpash, everything about it is perfect and such great eye appeal.
     
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  13. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Great coin!

    Nice capture.

    John
     
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  14. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    My first horsey coin. When I first started collecting, this coin sang to me. For some reason it still does. No feet, quite ragged, but I still love it. I have no idea why!
    carthage 20130127 obv_opt.jpg carthage 20130127 rev_opt.jpg
     
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  15. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    Then I got this one.
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    Carthage 20140005 rev.jpg
    I call him Dobbin.
    Carthage c. 201-146 BC Tanit Left / Horse right 3 Shekel AE (Copper) 28mm x 17.78g
    Looks like Tanit is smoking a cigar...Tough woman.

    This is a rare late large denomination coin.
     
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  16. Alegandron

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

    I cannot answer for you, @Pishpash , but I enjoy it as the Horse is looking back... as if it is in pensive curiosity. It is a cool pose.
     
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  17. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    And I also got this one. A favourte because it is an ex SteveX6 (who had wonderful taste).
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    The x6 Collection
    A menagerie of ancient animals & awesomeness
    Pherai AE Chalkous
    Obverse : Head of Jason right, wearing petasos.
    Reverse : Lower leg of horse.
    Date : 369-359 BC
    Diameter : 14.10 mm
    Weight : 2.09 g
    References : BCD Thessaly II 706
    Notes : EX BCD Collection (CNG 369, 24 February 2016), lot 87
     
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  18. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    C'mon @TIF no horsey thread is complete without your monster, including side view :D
     
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  19. arizonarobin

    arizonarobin Well-Known Member Supporter

    @Pishpash absolutely beautiful coin! Congrats!
    I would like to add this type to my collection some day.
     
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  20. Alegandron

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

    Mine may not be the purdiest, (yeah, @TIF has a gorgeous example), but I have a pretty good size DRAFT HORSE from Carthage...

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    Carthage
    201-175 BC Æ 15 Shekels
    45 mm 7.5 mm thick. 102.6g
    WreathTanit
    Horse uraeus above.
    MAA 104 SNG Cop 400
    RARE
     
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  21. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    ... Complete with its own island!
     
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