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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.
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.