Carthage, Serrate BI dishekel circa 160-149 BC. Final issue prior the the destruction of Carthage. Very Rare.

Carthage, Serrate BI dishekel circa 160-149 BC. Final issue prior the the destruction of Carthage. Very Rare.

Carthage, Serrate dishekel circa 160-149, billon 25 mm. 12.5 gm. Obv: Head of Tanit l., wearing barley-wreath, necklace and triple pendant earring. Rev: Horse stepping r.; above, letter. MAA 100. Jenkins-Lewis pl. 28, type 14. Very Rare. GRA5518.

Cato the Elder, 234-149 BC promoted the third and final was between Rome and Carthage by ending his speeches in the Senate with “Carthago Delenda Est” (Carthage must be destroyed).

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