Carthage, Palm Tree / Free Horse AR Tetradrachm 410-395 BC

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Description

Carthage AR Tetradrachm Period: Early 4th cent. B.C.

Siculo-Punic issues of the Cartheginians in Sicily, 4th-3rd century BC.

(After the First Punic War.)

Carthage was a great maritime trading city that was founded by Phoenician colonists from Tyre in the 8 century B.C. From the 6th to the 3rd century B.C. the Carthaginians dominated trade in the western Mediterranean.

Obverse: Date Palm with fruit, in Punic letters , Mahanat, ‘the camp’

Reverse: Free horse, crowned by Nike, Punic letters beneath, Karta Hadashat, “new city of Carthage”.

Diameter: 27 mm

Silver plated pewter

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