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Printed Auction 42 Lot 47

BRUTTIUM. Carthaginian occupation. Circa 215-205 B.C. AR half shekel. 3.92 gm. 20 mm. Second Punic War issue. Wreathed head of Tanit-Demeter left wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / Horse standing right; above, solar disk with uraei. HN Italy 2016. SNG Copenhagen (North Africa) 359-360. CNP 44. Robinson, Second (NC 1964) p. 45, 3. Good Very Fine; beautifully toned, with hints of iridescence; good style and very attractive.

The Zabel Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts (Fall 1990) lot 538.

N. K. Rutter in Historia Numorum Italy speculates the direct export of these coins to Hannibal from Carthage via Bruttian ports.

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