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Description Bruttium, Carthaginian Occupation. Circa 216-211 BC.
EL 3/8 Shekel (2.79 g).
Janiform female heads, wearing wreaths of grain
Zeus, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, standing in quadriga right, driven by Nike.
Robinson, Punic pg. 40 (Capua); Jenkins & Lewis 487 (Capua); SNG ANS 146 (Capua); HN Italy 2013.
VF, obverse die rust. Rare.
This coinage, previously attributed to Capua in Campania, has been conclusively reattributed to the Carthaginians in Bruttium under Hannibal (see M.H. Crawford, "Provenances, Attributions, and Chronology of Some Early Italian Coinages," CH IX (2002), pg. 274, and HN Italy). While it is probable that the mint was located in Bruttium, it has been suggested that the coins may have been struck in Carthage and transported to South Italy for Hannibal's use (see G.K. Jenkins, Studi per Laura Breglia, Parte I, Generalia-Numismatica Greca. Bollettino di Numismatica, Supplemento al No. 4, 1987, pp. 223-4).
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