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Greek Bronze Carthage Horse 3rd Century BC (040)

Sale price$1,225.50 Regular price$1,395.00
Description

Ancient Greek bronze coin with an image of a long necked, high headed horse with a date palm in the background.  The reverse side of the pendant is the goddess Tanit, wearing a wreath of corn. 

One of a kind with Certificate of Authenticity.

Chain is sold separately.  See Chains

Size and Material

16mm in a hand fabricated 18kt recycled gold mount.

Story

Dated: late 4th - early 3rd century BC

Greek bronze coin from Zeugitania, Carthage.  (Coastal North Africa, Tunisia)

Carthage, near modern Tunisia, was founded c. 814 BC by Dido, sister of King Pygmalion of Tyre.  With its superior location near the sea, the Carthaginians expanded their Western Mediterranean trading empire to include Sicily. Curiously, the Carthaginians didn't begin to issue coined money prior to their second invasion for Sicily in 409 BC.  The style of artwork indicates that Greek artists were employed in the Carthaginian mints.
Description

Ancient Greek bronze coin with an image of a long necked, high headed horse with a date palm in the background.  The reverse side of the pendant is the goddess Tanit, wearing a wreath of corn. 

One of a kind with Certificate of Authenticity.

Chain is sold separately.  See Chains

Size and Material

16mm in a hand fabricated 18kt recycled gold mount.

Story

Dated: late 4th - early 3rd century BC

Greek bronze coin from Zeugitania, Carthage.  (Coastal North Africa, Tunisia)

Carthage, near modern Tunisia, was founded c. 814 BC by Dido, sister of King Pygmalion of Tyre.  With its superior location near the sea, the Carthaginians expanded their Western Mediterranean trading empire to include Sicily. Curiously, the Carthaginians didn't begin to issue coined money prior to their second invasion for Sicily in 409 BC.  The style of artwork indicates that Greek artists were employed in the Carthaginian mints.