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18 December 2022


Hannibalic War Issue

Starting Price: 250 CHF
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Lot 15

CALABRIA. Tarentum. Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC. 1/2 Shekel (Silver, 20 mm, 3.85 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Sokannas. ΣΩKAN-NAΣ Armored warrior on horse standing right, holding palm branch in right hand. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras astride dolphin left, holding kantharos in right hand and trident in left; to right, eagle standing left, wings spread. HGC 1, 934. HN III 1082. SNG ANS 1272. Vlasto 984-6. Extremely fine.

During the Second Punic War Tarentum switched sides in 212 BC and joined forces with Hannibal. The Punic army took control of the city but could not get access to the citadel, which remained in the hands of Roman allies. The strategic value of Tarentum for Hannibal was much diminished by the inability to take the enemy stronghold within the city.

Online bidding closes: 18 Dec 2022, 14:07:30 CET Current Date & Time: 7 Feb 2023, 21:48:19 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:300 CHF by Boltonjohn (4 bids)
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