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From the Ward and Metropolitan Museum Collections

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 195. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $3100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 320/15-300 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.84 g, 11h). Wreathed head of Arethusa left; four dolphins around / Horse head left; palm tree behind, tnjmm[ below. Jenkins, Punic 188 (O55/R165); SNG Lloyd 1636 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 1493 (same dies); Ward 363 (this coin). Good VF, toned with dark iridescent highlighting, a few minor deposits.

Ex John Ward Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sotheby's Zurich, 4 April 1973), lot 294.