Carthage Campaign Inscription on Coin

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 24 October 2016
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The North African city of Carthage fought a series of wars against Syracuse in Sicily. Carthage issued Greek-style coins to pay their army. The inscription in Punic reads "in the land (of Sicily)". Greek coin inscriptions usually name only the city or people who issued the coin. Silver coin Carthage, minted in Sicily, circa 400-300 BCE. From Sicily. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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