Carthage. Circa 201-175 BC. Æ 15 Shekels 44 mm. dia. 7.5 mm thick. 85.5 gm. Very Rare.

Ancient Coins - Carthage. Circa 201-175 BC. Æ 15 Shekels 44 mm. dia. 7.5 mm thick. 85.5 gm. Very Rare.
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Carthage. Circa 201-175 BC. Æ 15 Shekels 44 mm. dia. 7.5 mm thick. 85.5 gm. Obv: Wreathed head of Tanit left Rev: Horse standing right; uraeus above. MAA 104 ; SNG Copenhagen 400. Original green patina. The largest Carthaginian coin and likely one of the largest coins struck in antiquity. Very rare.
This extraordinary large bronze coin was likely issued under the administration of Hannibal, who, following defeat at the battle of Zama, was appointed as chief magistrate of Carthage. Hannibal worked effectively to restore the finances of Carthage. The annual payment of 10,000 talents to Rome as reparations for the war, and the loss of control over the silver mines in Spain made the issuing of a silver coinage impossible. The immense thickness of this coin also precluded any significant relief of the die's impression.
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