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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Hispania| > GB89050
Castulo, Hispania Ulterior, Late 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.
GB89050. Bronze quadrans, Villaronga-Benages 2152; Villaronga p. 337, 48; SNG BM Spain 1354; SNG Cop 217, Choice F, broad flan, attractive patina, scattered porosity, Castulo (near Linares, Spain) mint, weight 3.827g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, die axis 210o, late 2nd century B.C.; obverse diademed male head right; reverse boar standing right on exergue line, star above, "Kastilo" in Iberian script in exergue, linear border; $140.00




  






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