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Overstruck Carthaginian AE: CM.IS.1450-R

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Overstruck Carthaginian AE


Probably Al-Malik an-Nasir Nasir ad-Din Muhammad (AH 709-51 / AD 1310-41) (Ruler)
Probably Al-Malik Az-Zahir Sayf ad-Din Barquq (AD 792-801 / AD 1390-99) (Ruler)
Probably Damascus (Mint)
Probably Hamah (Mint)


A unique exmaple of a Carthaginian AE fraction (probably struck on Sardinia c. 280-250 BC) that has been overstruck with Islamic types under the Mamluks, either at Damascus or Hamah, in the fourteenth century.

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Mamluk Empire
  • Hamah ⪼ Mamluk Empire

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


1310 - 1399

Components of the work

Object composed of copper alloy Diameter 19 mm Weight 4.68 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.IS.1450-R
Primary reference Number: 226740
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Created: Monday 15 April 2019 Updated: Wednesday 9 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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