An exact replica of the original coin.
Obverse: Female head, copied from the Arethusa of Evaentus, surrounded by dolphins; in front of the neck., pellet.
Reverse: Horse, bust; behind, palm tree; below, Phoenician letter m
Diameter: 26 mm
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
Carthage was one of a number of Phoenician settlements in the western Mediterranean that was created to facilitate trade from the cities of Sidon, Tyre and others from Phoenicia, which was situated on the coast of what is now Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. In the 10 century B.C., the eastern Mediterranean shore was inhabited by various Semitic speaking populations, who had built up flourishing civilizations. The people inhabiting what is now Lebanon called their language Canaanite but were referred to as Phoenicians by the Greeks. The Phoenician language was very close to ancient Hebrew, to such a degree that the latter is often used as an aid in the translation of Phoenician inscriptions.
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