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