#9993 SILVER Tridrachm 3rd Century BC Carthage - Nemesis of the Roman Republic - For Sale
#9993 SILVER Tridrachm 3rd Century BC Carthage - Nemesis of the Roman Republic
Historical Context: This coin was minted in Carthage. Carthage was a great maritime trading city in Zeugitana on the Northern Coast of Africa. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th Cent BC. Through its favorable geographical position and excellent harbor it achieved great wealth and political influence. It was a dominate force the Mediterranean area until the rise of the Roman Empire.
Obv: TANIT, Moon and Fertility goddess of Carthage
Rev: Horse right, Palm Tree behind
Diameter: 23 mm diameter (about the the size of a US Quarter but twice as thick)