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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 › Ákra Leuká • Hispania - Drachm

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

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

Silver • 7.19 g • ⌀ 22 mm

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

Shekel - Hamilcar Barca
(237 BC - 209 BC)

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

Silver • 14.72 g • ⌀ 27 mm

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

Calco Baria
(200 BC - 100 BC)

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

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

Quarter Chalkous - Carthago Nova
(235 BC - 222 BC)

Bronze • 1.3 g • ⌀ 13 mm
LV# 46
Semis
(50 BC - 30 BC)

Bronze • 5.73 g
3/4 Shekel
(264 BC - 241 BC)

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

Silver • 7.27 g
Müller Cyr# III 17

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

Æ Half Unit
(237 BC - 209 BC)

Bronze • 5.46 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Stater
(229 BC - 221 BC)

Gold • 7.53 g • ⌀ 17 mm
J&L# 454

Carthaginian Empire › Sardinia, Punic • Unspecified currency

½ Æ Shekel
(241 BC - 238 BC)

Bronze • 2.20 g • ⌀ 19 mm
SNG Cop# 252
1 Æ Shekel
(241 BC - 238 BC)

Bronze • 5.63 g • ⌀ 22 mm
MAA# 70, SNG Cop# 249

Carthaginian Empire › Sardinia, Punic

1 Æ Shekel
(220 BC - 215 BC)

Bronze • 4.79 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
SNG Cop# 387

Carthaginian Empire › Sardinia, Punic

1½ Æ Shekel
(241 BC - 238 BC)

Bronze • 8.69 g
MAA# 70, SNG Cop# 247
2 Æ Shekel
(241 BC - 238 BC)

Bronze • 14.99 g • ⌀ 27 mm
MAA# 56

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