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Punic Spain, Carthago Nova, Second Punic War, struck ca. 209 BC, ∆25
Bare male head left (Scipio Africanus?).
Horse standing right, palm tree behind.

Burgos 425; Villaronga CHN Class XI, 282; SNG BM Spain 127-128; Robinson 7(p); Muller III, 13, 4; Sear GCV 6575.

(25 mm, 11.6 g, 12h).
Freeman & Sear.

The coins of Robinsonís Series 7 are of two styles, one Punic in character, the other more Roman in character. Robinson suggested that the latter represents the coinage of Carthago Nova after its capture by Scipio in 209 BC, and that the head on the obverse is a portrait of Scipio himself, while the heads of Punic type basically reflect the features of Hannibal. Villaronga simply calls both male heads.
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