Carthage, First Punic War, 264-241 B.C. EL Tristater

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$ 20.00

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Obverse:  Head of Tanit wearing wreath of grain ears, triple pendant earring and necklace.
Reverse:  Horse prancing right; palm tree in background; Neo-Punic inscription.

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. The Carthaginians started minted coins at the end of the 5th century for the payment of troops engaged in the wars against the Greek city states in Sicily. The coins were derived from Greek coin designs, particularly those issues of Syracuse.

Diameter:  27 mm

Material:  Gold plated fine pewter

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

1 review for Carthage, First Punic War, 264-241 B.C. EL Tristater

  1. Ariel (verified owner)

    Interestingly, we mostly have Carthaginian coinage from its provinces, not metropolis itself. Here, it’s prominently inscribed in Punic (the language much akin to modern Hebrew) “Be-Artzot”, meaning “In the Lands” (colonies). Beautiful coin!

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