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Triton XXII, Lot: 125. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.99 g, 1h). Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with laurel wreath held in both hands; [R]ŠMLQRT (in Punic) in exergue / Head of Kore-Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; five dolphins swimming around. Jenkins, Punic 65 corr. (O22/R49; number of dolphins); CNP 304a; HGC 2, 742 corr. (three or five dolphins); SNG Lloyd 1606/1602 (same obv./rev. die); de Luynes 926 (same rev. die). Near EF, toned, die rust on obverse, a hint of porosity on reverse.

Ex Pegasi XIX (18 November 2008), lot 274; Lanz 60 (11 June 1992), lot 71; Münz Zentrum 53 (13 November 1984), lot 1472.