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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Themes & Provenance| ▸ |Gods, Non-Olympian| ▸ |Tanit||View Options:  |  |  | 

Tanit

Tanit was a Phoenician lunar goddess, worshiped as the patron goddess at Carthage.

Carthage, Zeugitana, c. 310 - 290 B.C.

|Carthage|, |Carthage,| |Zeugitana,| |c.| |310| |-| |290| |B.C.||shekel|
SH30333. Electrum shekel, SNG Cop 137, SGCV II 6462, gVF, weight 7.439 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Carthage (near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, obverse head of Tanit left, wreathed in grain, wearing necklace and triple-drop earring, dot border, pellet under chin; reverse horse standing right, three pellets in exergue; fine style; scarce; SOLD


Carthage, Zeugitana, North Africa, 221 - 210 B.C.

|Carthage|, |Carthage,| |Zeugitana,| |North| |Africa,| |221| |-| |210| |B.C.||shekel|
The Second Punic War, 218 - 201 B.C., is most remembered for Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, followed by his crushing victories over Rome in the battle of the Trebia, at Trasimene, and again at Cannae. After these defeats, many Roman allies joined Carthage, prolonging the war in Italy for over a decade. Against Hannibal's skill on the battlefield, the Romans deployed the Fabian strategy. More capable in siegecraft, the Romans recaptured all the major cities that had defected. The Romans defeated an attempt to reinforce Hannibal at the battle of the Metaurus and, in Iberia, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major took New Carthage and ended Carthaginian rule over Iberia in the Battle of Ilipa. The final showdown was the Battle of Zama in Africa where Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal, resulting in the imposition of harsh peace conditions on Carthage, which ceased to be a major power and became a Roman client-state.Hannibal's route of invasion
GB91026. Bronze shekel, cf. Viola CNP106, Alexandropoulos MAA 88, SNG Cop 307, MŁller Afrique 201, F, a couple of casting flaws, weight 7.985 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 270o, Carthage (near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, 221 - 210 B.C.; obverse head of Tanit left, hair wreathed with grain; reverse horse standing right, head turned back left; ex Eric J. Engstrom Collection; scarce; SOLD







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