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Carthago Nova, Hispania (Hannibal Reign)


[B]Carthago Nova, Hispania (220-215 BC.) AE 27[/B] [u]Obv[/u]: Head of Athena wearing crested Corinthian helmet, facing left. [u]Rev[/u]: Horse standing right. [u]Attribution[/u]: Burgos 406; Villaronga pg.70, 52. [u]Provenance[/u]: ex. Ebay (#8357771813), 12.3.05 [u]Weight[/u]: 9.71 gm. [u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 27.10 mm [u]Axis[/u]: 12 [u]Note[/u]: The Carthaginians, after losing the first Punic war (241 BC.), disembarked in Gaddir (237 BC.) in order to initiate the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and to use its wealth to face the Roman threat, using it as an operational base. GK206

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