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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Hispania| > GB89045
Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, Mid 2nd Century B.C.
|Hispania|, |Castulo,| |Hispania| |Ulterior,| |Mid| |2nd| |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.
GB89045. Bronze as, Villaronga-Benages 2126, Villaronga 23, SNG BM Spain 1298, Burgos 695, SNG Cop -, aVF, earthen encrustation, scratches, spots of light corrosion, reverse a little off center, Castulo (near Linares, Spain) mint, weight 18.451g, maximum diameter 29.1mm, die axis 90o, mid 2nd century B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse helmeted sphinx walking right, left foreleg raised, star before, KASTILO in Iberic script below exergue line; ex Rusty Romans; $80.00











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