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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Hispania| > GB88991
Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, c. Mid 2nd - Early 1st Century 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.
GB88991. Bronze semis, cf. SNG BM Spain 1353, SNG Cop 216, Villaronga-Benages 2146 (R6), Lindgren II 44, F, dark patina, porous, earthen deposits, scratches, edge cracks, Castulo (near Linares, Spain) mint, weight 4.890g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 270o, c. mid 2nd - early 1st century B.C.; obverse diademed male head right; reverse bull standing right, crescent above, "Kastilo" in Iberian script in exergue (off flan); ex Gerhard Rohde Ancient Coins; scarce; $40.00

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