Castulo

In 213 BC, 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. Thereafter the Romans made a pact with the residents of city, who then betrayed the Carthaginians, and the city became an foederati (ally) of Rome.




Castulo Hover to enlarge Castulo

Castulo
Late 2nd c. BC
AE AS
Obvs: Diademed head right. Hand before
Revs: Sphinx walking right, ΛMФΓ‡ below
25x26mm, 10.4g
$17.50
Order # C 005
Burgos 544, SNG VIII 212

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Castulo Hover to enlarge Castulo

Castulo
Early 1st century BC
AE Semis
Obvs: Diademed head right.
Revs: Bull advancing right, L and crescent above.
17x18mm, 3.1g
$11.50
Order # C 006
SNG Spain 1359-76

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Castulo Hover to enlarge Castulo

Castulo
LAte 2nd century BC
AE Semis
Obvs: Diademed head right. Palm before.
Revs: Bull advancing right, ΛMФΓ‡ below. Crescent above.
16x18mm, 3.5g
$75.00
Order # C 007
SNG Spain 1346

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