Estimate: 15'000 CHF
Starting price: 12'000 CHF
Price realized: 17'000 CHF
The Carthaginians in Sicily and North Africa
Tetradrachm, Panormus (zyz) circa 340-320, AR 17.02 g. Fast quadriga driven l. by female charioteer leaning forward and holding reins and kentron. Above, Nike flying r. to crown her; in exergue, zyz in Punic characters. Rev. Head of Tanit-Persephone l., wearing barley-wreath, earring and pearl necklace; below chin, scallop-shell. Around, four dolphins. De Luynes 918. Jameson 2421 (these dies). Jenkins 68.
Very rare and in exceptional quality for the issue. A portrait of Persephone of unusual
gentleness struck in high relief on sound metal. Lightly toned and extremely fine
Ex Schweizerischer Bankverein 25, 1990, 43 and NAC 27, 2004, 139 sales.