Ancient Gold Electrum Punic Stater Coin from Carthage - 300 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Gold Electrum Punic Stater Coin from Carthage - 300 BC
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A beautiful ancient Punic electrum (gold and silver alloy) stater, struck circa 310 BC in the great city of Carthage.


The obverse with the portrait of the chief goddess of Carthage, Tanit. She is shown facing left, wearing triple drop earring and necklace, her hair tied up with a wreath of grain.


The reverse with horse standing facing right.



Carthage, one of the great cities of antiquity, was ideally located on the North African coast in modern day Tunisia. Her position enabled her to become a powerful and influential city-state. Embodied, at one point, by one of history's greatest military leaders, Hannibal. Carthage was eventually completely destroyed in 146 BC by the Romans after a series of enormous battles known as the Punic wars.


A beautiful and highly collectable ancient coin type.



Diameter: 18.8 mm.


Weight: 7.45 g.


Provenance:


Ex. German private collection.

Preis SKU: 30385
US$ 3,200.00
  • € 2,704.32
  • £ 2,469.44
  • AUD 4,392.32
  • CHF 2,914.24
  • CAD 4,218.88

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