Coins from Carthaginian Empire

The Carthaginian Empire was the wider sphere of influence of the Phoenician city of Carthage during the 7th–2nd centuries BC. The empire extended over much of the coast of Northwest Africa, coastal Iberia and the islands of the western Mediterranean Sea. Phoenicians founded Carthage in 814 BC and the city gained its independence from Tyre around 650 BC to become a major power in the Mediterranean basin. For much of its history, Carthage was on hostile terms with the Greeks in Sicily and with the Roman Republic in the armed conflicts known as the Sicilian Wars (c. 600–265 BC) and the Punic Wars (264–146 BC). In 146 BC, after the third and final Punic War, Roman forces destroyed Carthage. Between the late fifth century BC and its destruction, Carthage produced a wide range of coinage in gold, electrum, silver, billon, and bronze. Only a minority of Carthaginian coinage was produced or used in North Africa. Instead, the majority derive from Carthage's holdings in Sardinia and western Sicily. The base denomination was the shekel weighing 7.2g of silver. Carthage issued ½-shekel, shekel, 1⅔-shekel, double shekel, and triple shekel coins. 5-shekel pieces were issued in Sicily.
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Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Abdera (Iberia) • Unit (2nd century BC)

Æ Unit
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 6.7 g • ⌀ 22 mm
ACIP# 874, GCV# 49, Heiss# 5, N# 294138

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Ákra Leuká • Hispania - Drachm

¼ Shekel - Hasdrubal the Fair
(229 BC - 228 BC)

Silver • 1.71 g • ⌀ 14 mm
SNG Cop# 293, N# 197636
Shekel - Hasdrubal the Fair
(229 BC - 228 BC)

Silver • 7.19 g • ⌀ 22 mm
N# 197637
1½ Shekel - Hasdrubal the Fair
(229 BC - 228 BC)

Silver • 11.12 g • ⌀ 24 mm
N# 196717

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Arsa • As

1 As = ¹⁄₂₀ Roman pound

As
(200 BC - 167 BC)

Bronze • 9.7 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
ACIP# 910, CNH# 1, N# 294157

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Asido • As (2nd century BC)

1 As = 2 Semisses = 4 Quadrantes = 6 Sextantes

Semis
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 6.8 g • ⌀ 25.0 mm
ACIP# 914, CNH# 3, N# 294159

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Bailo • As (2nd century BC)

1 As = 2 Semisses = 4 Quadrantes = 6 Sextantes

Semis
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 4.4 g • ⌀ 20.0 mm
ACIP# 924, CNH# 2, N# 294160

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Beuibum • Unit

Æ Unit
(150 BC - 1 BC)

Bronze • 13.3 g • ⌀ 25 mm
ACIP# 980, N# 294139
Æ Unit
(150 BC - 50 BC)

Bronze • 10.8 g • ⌀ 26 mm
FAB# 1625, N# 294993
Æ Unit
(50 BC - 20 BC)

Bronze • 11.25 g
RPC I# 51A, ACIP# 989, N# 338118

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Ebusus • Unit (2nd century BC)

1⁄4 Æ Unit
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 2.8 g • ⌀ 17 mm
ACIP# 719, CNH# 22, N# 294150
¼ Unit
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Copper • 2.37 g • ⌀ 16 mm
ACIP# 724, GCV# 14, Heiss# 22, N# 288248

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Ebusus • Unit (3rd century BC)

⅛ Unit
(370 BC - 300 BC)

Bronze • 0.9 g • ⌀ 10 mm
CNH# 92.5, Vives# 11.11, ACIP# 702, N# 326974

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Ebusus • Unspecified currency

Hemidrachm
(270 BC - 150 BC)

Silver • 2.4 g • ⌀ 16 mm
GCV# 12, Heiss# 2, N# 333227
Æ21
(270 BC - 150 BC)

Bronze • 5.92 g
GCV# 13, Heiss# 3, N# 333374

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Gadir • Denarius

Quadrans
(100 BC - 20 BC)

Bronze • 2.7 g • ⌀ 16 mm
FAB# 1356, N# 292447
As
(100 BC - 20 BC)

Bronze • 10 g • ⌀ 28 mm
FAB# 1339, LV# 35, N# 165933

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Gadir • Hispania - Drachm

Shekel - Hamilcar Barca
(237 BC - 209 BC)

Silver • 7.34 g • ⌀ 20 mm
N# 199171
2 Shekel - Hamilcar Barca
(237 BC - 228 BC)

Silver • 14.72 g • ⌀ 27 mm
N# 196718

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Gadir • Unspecified currency

Hemiobol
(250 BC - 206 BC)

Silver • 0.46 g
GCV# 9, Heiss# 3, N# 333098
Hemidrachm
(250 BC - 206 BC)

Silver • 2.09 g • ⌀ 16 mm
GCV# 8, Heiss# 1, N# 333082
Æ10
(250 BC - 206 BC)

Bronze • 0.69 g • ⌀ 10 mm
GCV# 11, Heiss# 17, N# 333165
Æ17
(235 BC - 200 BC)

Bronze • 3.68 g • ⌀ 17 mm
GCV# 10, N# 333127

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Iptuci • As (1st century BC)

1 As = 2 Semisses = 4 Quadrantes = 6 Sextantes

Semis
(100 BC - 1 BC)

Bronze • 4.3 g • ⌀ 17.0 mm
ACIP# 937, CNH# 7A, N# 294166

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Ituci • Unit (1st century BC)

1⁄4 Æ Unit
(100 BC - 1 BC)

Bronze • 2.1 g • ⌀ 16.0 mm
ACIP# 851, CNH# 12, N# 294153
1⁄2 Æ Unit
(80 BC - 30 BC)

Bronze • 4.6 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
ACIP# 851, CNH# 12, N# 294152

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Lascuta • Unit (1st century BC)

Æ Unit
(100 BC - 1 BC)

Bronze • 6.6 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
ACIP# 945, CNH# 6, N# 294167

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Malaka • Unit (2nd century BC)

Æ22
(200 BC - 100 BC)

Bronze • 11 g • ⌀ 22 mm
FAB# 1727, ACIP# 786, GCV# 50, Heiss# 1, N# 292441
Æ22
(200 BC - 100 BC)

Bronze • 8.93 g • ⌀ 22 mm
GCV# 51, Heiss# 6, Heiss# 7, CNH# 25, SNG-B Sp# 391-403, N# 336973

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Oba • As (1st century BC)

Semis
(100 BC - 1 BC)

Bronze • 4.7 g • ⌀ 19.0 mm
ACIP# 949, CNH# 1, N# 294168

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Olontigi • Unit (2nd century BC)

Æ Unit
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 12.4 g • ⌀ 26.0 mm
ACIP# 853, CNH# 1, N# 294154

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Qart Hadasht • Hispania - Drachm

¾ Shekel
(264 BC - 241 BC)

Silver • 4.56 g • ⌀ 17 mm
MAA# 42 bis., N# 194554
Didrachm
(218 BC - 208 BC)

Silver • 7.27 g
Müller Cyr# III 17, N# 194300
Quarter Chalkous - Carthago Nova
(235 BC - 222 BC)

Bronze • 1.3 g • ⌀ 13 mm
LV# 46, N# 94296
Tetradrachm - Hannibal Barca
(220 BC)

Silver • 14.7 g
N# 193890
Calco - Carthago Nova
(220 BC - 215 BC)

Bronze • 7.8 g • ⌀ 22 mm
FAB# 505, N# 292444
Quarter chalkous
(220 BC - 215 BC)

Bronze • 1.71 g
N# 192689
Semis
(50 BC - 30 BC)

Bronze • 5.73 g
N# 192690
Semis (Murcia)
(50 BC - 30 BC)

Bronze • 4.67 g
N# 192691

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Qart Hadasht • Unspecified currency

Calco Baria
(200 BC - 100 BC)

Bronze • 19.6 g • ⌀ 25 mm
FAB# 213, LV# 87, N# 165909

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Sacili • As (2nd century BC)

Semis
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 10.5 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
ACIP# 955, CNH# 2, N# 294169

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Sexi • Unit (2nd-1st centuries BC)

Æ27 (two tunny)
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 17.5 g • ⌀ 27 mm
GCV# 52, Heiss# 2, N# 337304
Æ27
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 12.24 g • ⌀ 27 mm
GCV# 53, Heiss# 5, N# 337396

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Sexi • Unspecified currency

Æ27
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 9.3 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
ACIP# 820, CNH# 13, N# 294155

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Tagilit

Æ Unit
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 8.4 g • ⌀ 26.0 mm
ACIP# 886, CNH# –, N# 294156

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Turri Regina • As (2nd century BC)

As
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 18.0 g • ⌀ 32.0 mm
ACIP# 958, CNH# 1, N# 294170

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Uncertain Iberian mint • Hispania - Drachm

Stater
(229 BC - 221 BC)

Gold • 7.53 g • ⌀ 17 mm
J&L# 454, N# 197638
Æ Half Unit
(237 BC - 209 BC)

Bronze • 5.46 g • ⌀ 20 mm
N# 196719

Carthaginian Empire › Iberia, Punic › Vesci • As (2nd century BC)

As
(200 BC - 101 BC)

Bronze • 14.0 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
ACIP# 962, CNH# 1, N# 294171

Carthaginian Empire › Sardinia, Punic • Unspecified currency

½ Æ Shekel
(241 BC - 238 BC)

Bronze • 2.20 g • ⌀ 19 mm
SNG Cop# 252, N# 234687

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