Siculo-Punic, Late 4th - Early 3rd Century B.C.
Before it was incoporated within the Persian Empire in the 370s B.C., Tyre was the economic and political hub of the Phoenician world. Supremacy passed to , and then to , before Tyre's destruction by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Each colony paid tribute to either Tyre or , but neither had actual control. The Carthaginians, however, appointed their own magistrates to rule the towns and took much direct control. This policy would result in a number of Iberian towns siding with the Romans during the Punic Wars.GB65641. Bronze half unit, 126, 96 ff. (=SNG Cop I 1022 ff.), 1626 ff., 897, 15, aVF, rough, nice green , 5.015 g, maximum 15.9 mm, 270o, or Sicilian mint, late 4th - early 3rd century B.C.; male left, wreathed in grain, wearing hoop earring; free horse prancing right, short below rear hooves, linear ; $70.00 (Ä62.30)
Sardinia, Punic Rule, 264 - 241 B.C.
of Tanit / horse types were likely struck at many different mints in the Punic realm. The of this particular , which was struck in Italy during the Second Punic War, is very atypical. Robinson suggested Locri as the possible mint, noting similarity between the of Tanit on this and on Locri bronzes.GB72291. Bronze AE 15, 60 (Sardinia); 224 ( ); 274, Fair/Fine, small , 1.612 g, maximum 14.5 mm, 0o, Sardinia mint, 264 - 241 B.C.; of Tanit left, wearing of grain; horse right; ; $36.00 (Ä32.04)
, , , c. 310 - 290 B.C.
In 311 B.C., Agathocles, the tyrant of , invaded the Carthaginian holdings on and laid siege to . Hamilcar led the Carthaginian response, and by 310 controlled almost all of and laid siege to itself. In desperation, Agathocles secretly led an expedition of 14,000 men to , hoping to save his rule by leading a counterstrike against itself. was forced to recall Hamilcar and most of his army from . Agathocles was eventually defeated in 307 B.C., but he escaped back to and negotiated a peace which maintained as a stronghold of Greek power in .
report that Group V is 55% - 60% gold.SH57451.
, group V, 266 (same dies), 12, 136, gVF, marks, 7.532 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, or Sicilian mint, of Tanit left, wreathed in grain, wearing necklace and triple-drop earring, pellet before neck; horse standing right on , nearer legs back, two pellets below; nicely centered and struck, marks in the fields; SOLD
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