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Is This Tanit-Persephone/Horse, Sicily, Siculo-Punic 320bc?

 
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 Posted 09/15/2014  9:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Topcat7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I am wondering if this coin is Tanit-Persephone/Horse, Sicily, Siculo-Punic 320BC?/

I bought it as Syracuse/Himera but I would like to identify it further if possible.

Does anyone have any ideas for me, please?








Here is Tanit-Persephone/Horse, Sicily, Siculo-Punic
320BC


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 Posted 09/15/2014  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ancientnoob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your coin does appear to from Punic Carthage. I would suspect the coin is early third century BC. You coin is certainly not the one pictured. Your coin is Tanit / horse galloping left. There night have been a palm tree but I am not sure.
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 Posted 09/15/2014  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Himerian coins that I've seen usually have a wreath with dots in the middle. Yours looks very much like a Punic Carthage coin to me. Do you have the weight and diameter? Carthaginian coins mostly followed the same motif (tanit on the obverse, some variations of a horse and/or palm tree on the reverse, sometimes a horses head on the obverse) so I have trouble telling them apart.
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 Posted 09/15/2014  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topcat7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


19mm wide
3mm thick
4-5gm in weight

Hope this helps.

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 Posted 09/16/2014  11:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a similar weight/size from around 260 BC but with a horse head reverse instead of the whole horse. Afraid I can't help too much more besides saying it looks Punic.
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 Posted 09/17/2014  12:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topcat7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I have located this (similar) coin.

Does this help?

It is Zeugitania, Siculo-Punic 4-3c BC Head of Tanit, horse rearing left



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 Posted 09/17/2014  9:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that looks pretty darn close TC. I was looking for a palm tree as well, but don't think there is one..i believe you nailed it.
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