Most of the Carthaginian Elephants were captured by the Romans in Sicily (Polybius 1.19.11)
the whole island was said to be sacred to Demeter and Kore (Diod. 5.2.3; Cic. Verr. 2.4.106)
Pigs are symbolic of the worship of Demeter… (Ovid, Fasti 4.465-6 cf. RRC 342/3)
Sicilo-Punic Reverse Type from time of 1st Punic War:
This helps explain the common metallurgical profile of these bars and other bars with Naval imagery that are strongly associated with the 1st Punic War…..