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Carthago Nova, Iberia, c. 237 - 206 B.C.
In order to force Hannibal to retreat from Italy, Scipio Africanus attacked Carthaginian Spain and took Carthago Nova in 209 B.C. References most often identify this type as Punic, struck before 209 B.C., but they also note that the head is "Roman style." Some authorities believe, as we do, that this type may have been struck after 209, under Roman rule. Carthaginian coins sometimes depicted Barcid generals. This coin possibly depicts the Roman general Scipio Africanus.
GB88091. Bronze AE 23, Villaronga-Benages
609 (R2), Villaronga
MCH 282, Villaronga
CNH 69, Burgos
552, SNG BM Spain
127 - 128, F, green patina
, earthen encrustation, Carthago Nova
10.487g, maximum diameter
22.8mm, die axis
, c. 237 - 206 B.C.; obverse
bare male head
Africanus?) left; reverse
horse standing right, palm
tree in background center on far side
of horse; $130.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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