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Reverse, tetradrachm, Carthagians in Sicily (Siculo-Punic)

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Reverse, tetradrachm, Carthagians in Sicily (Siculo-Punic)

325-300 B.C.
Forum Ancient Coins 5/03/06


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Date: November 17, 2008
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Hi. I think I owned this coin once, seriously. Did you buy from Forum? Brgds Alex
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#1 November 18, 2008 12:01am


I thought this one looked familiar. Wink Jeff
#2 November 18, 2008 3:29am


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Yes, I certainly did. Why did you sell it and did you see the hammer marks on the edge?
#3 November 18, 2008 4:08am


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I dont recall hammer marks but remember clearly the 'cut/crack' toward the nose of Heracles and the 'break' opposite, where you mean. I thought it showed a sprue effect! I loved this coin but it didnt fit my (often) tightened focus. A focus that has tightened so much that I now collect early Anglo-Saxon Smile Always thought it very artistic, and since it is now in your hands and, having seen your excellent work, I feel kinda proud you have it. Alex
The meek shall inherit the earth - so buy a meek
#4 November 18, 2008 11:26am


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I'm flattered. It's amazing how these little guys get around and touch our lives.
Yes, the obv. is a bit of a mess but what a rev. It really follows the legend of the founding of Carthage. "When you find the head of a yuong horse in the sand". This is a young horse compared to the others I've seen.
I'm very glad you had a change of focus.

I also think it is a sprue effect!
Maybe the blank was pulled off the sprue too cold.
#5 November 18, 2008 8:29pm

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