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E-auction 444-356148 - bgr_702051 - HISPANIA - SPAIN - HISPANO-CARTAGIENSIS Demi-unité

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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 18 October 2021 14:03:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 218-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Espagne ?
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,64 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure importante mais régulière. Patine foncée et sable
Catalogue references :
CNH.-  - MHC.-  - Cop.  - A.-


Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier.


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à gauche.

Historical background

HISPANIA - Hispano-Carthaginian

(241-202 BC)

After the end of the first Punic War in 241 BC, the Carthaginians had lost Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, retreated to Spain. They settled at Gadir Hamilcar in 237 BC, Hannibal's father was at the origin of this redeployment. Hasdrubal founded Cartagena in 229 BC To the old of the second Punic War, Spain is practically Carthaginian. Hannibal taking Saguntum, an ally of Rome in 219 BC, is preparing for war against Rome.

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