- ID: 328

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 1998-03-22

    SICILY. Siculo-Punic.

    AR-Tetradrachm, c. 320 B.C.
    Av.:  Head of godness “Dido” to l., wearing oriental tiara tied with plain band above the forehead, the head dressed in Lybian style.
    Rv.: Lion walking to l., head facing, behind, palm tree, in exergue, Punic legend.
    16,97 g.

    Ref.: cf. Jenkins, SNR 56, 1977, p.61,270.

    BoC: 21/2, 1996/97, p. 13.

    FAKE – A counterfeit of these dies was already published in BoC 7/1-2, 1982, p.2. It was speculated there that if some day the “mother” turned up, she would have a flan fault below the lion´s left hindleg – which she does (See Hunt III, 1990, lot 45).
    The counterfeit is a modern pressure cast.