North Africa, Carthage. Libyan Revolt Æ Shekel.
Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit to left
Reverse: Plough to left, Punic Z in right field.
Mint: Uncertain mint (Sardinia?)
Minted: circa 241-238 BC.
Die Axis: 3h.
Reference: CNP 769; MAA 71; SNG Copenhagen 233–4.
Notes: From a prominent european Auction House described as: Very Fine; an excellent example of the type. Rare
Examples of coinage from the time of the libyan revolt are rare, the war was also known as the mercenary war as it was fought y mercenaries demanding their pay from Carthage. They minted several coin types during this period including silver/billon shekels.
The war was especially bloody as the reels executed hundreds of prisoners resulting in what was effect a truceless war where each army knew they were to be killed if captured.