Siculo-Punic issue of the Carthaginians in Sicily 300 B.C.
The Punic Wars were a series of wars fought by Rome and Carthage between 264 BCE and 146 BCE. Western Mediterranean control was at the center of the wars.
The Punic Tetradrachm Coin was a silver coin that the Carthaginians minted in Sicily during the Punic Wars in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE.
The Carthaginians modeled the coin after the Greek tetradrachm, a widely used currency in the ancient Mediterranean world. They were mainly used to pay for supplies and the military for the war effort against Rome.
The obverse of this Siculo-Punic tetradrachm was copied from the silver tetradrachm of the Macedonian King Alexander III “the Great” ( 336-323 B.C.).
Obverse: Herakles wearing a lion’s skin
Reverse: Head and neck of the horse with a palm tree behind; beneath, Punic letters, People of the Camp.
Diameter: 25.5 mm
Silver-plated, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.
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