SICILY, Entella, Punic Issues

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Silver Tetradrachm.

The Greek-Punic wars or, less properly, Sicilian Wars, were a series of conflicts fought between Carthaginians and the Greeks headed by Syracusans, over control of Sicily and western Mediterranean between the years 600 to 265 BC, the most lasting wars of the classical antiquity.

*Lovely style despite damage along the horses face.

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Silver Tetradrachm.

The Greek-Punic wars or, less properly, Sicilian Wars, were a series of conflicts fought between Carthaginians and the Greeks headed by Syracusans, over control of Sicily and western Mediterranean between the years 600 to 265 BC, the most lasting wars of the classical antiquity.

*Lovely style despite damage along the horses face.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

320 – 300 BC

Dimensions

17.1 grams

Obverse

Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace. Four dolphins around.

Reverse

Head of horse left, palm tree to right, Punic MMHNT " people of the camp" below.


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