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Obolos 21

2 January 2022
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 305 CHF
Lot 78

SICILY. Unlocated Punic mint. Circa 350-300 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 6.91 g, 1 h), half of a tetradrachm, cut and countermarked. Head of Tanit-Persephone to left, wearing grain wreath and triple pendant earring; around, four dolphins; c/m: wheel with four spokes within circular incuse. Rev. M (in Punic) Horse's head to left; behind, date palm. Cf. Jenkins, Punic 230-248 (uncertain dies). Toned. Uncleaned as found. Very fine.

A most intriguing object! It was cut in half and then countermarked with a crude, wheel-like mark. Where the cutting and countermarking was done is uncertain, though given the circulation patterns of Punic tetradrachms, North Africa or Spain would ben most likely.

Online bidding closes: 2 Jan 2022, 14:39:00 CET Current Date & Time: 2 Oct 2022, 11:54:22 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:305 CHF by Loewenfell (4 bids)
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