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CNG 108, Lot: 14. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.71 g, 5h). Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath; RŠM[LQRT] (in Punic, = “Raš Melqart”) in exergue / Wreathed head of Arethousa right; three dolphins swimming around. Jenkins, Punic 69 (O24/R52); CNP 344; HGC 2, 743; BMC 4; Hirsch 821; de Luynes 925 (all from the same dies). VF, deeply toned, minor die break on reverse.

Ex CGB Monnaies 34 (30 April 2008), lot 38; Giessener Münzhandlung 42 (11 October 1988), lot 62; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 326 (August 1971), no. 18.