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Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, c. 165 - 80 B.C.
After a local princess named Himilce married Hannibal, Castulo allied with Carthage. In 213 B.C., Castulo was the site of Hasdrubal Barca's crushing victory over the Roman army with a force of roughly 40,000 Carthaginian troops plus local Iberian mercenaries. Soon after the Romans made a pact with the residents and the city became a foederati (ally) of Rome.
GB55458. Bronze AE 28, Villaronga
p. 335, 38; SNG BM Spain
1323 ff.; SNG Spain
II 243 ff.; SNG Cop
543, VF, Castulo mint, weight
12.229g, maximum diameter
25.8mm, die axis
, c. 165 - 80 B.C.; obverse
right, hand before; reverse
walking right, star
before, KASTILO in Iberic script below exergual line
Catalog current as of Saturday, October 21, 2017.
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