IBERIA (SPAIN), Kastulo
AE27. 12.43g, 27.3mm
MINTED: IBERIA (SPAIN), Kastulo, circa 2nd century BC
REF: SNG Cop 212
OBVERSE: Diademed head right; hand to right.
REVERSE: Sphinx standing right; star to right.
Fine. Apparently gilded some time in the past, with high points showing underlying dark brown surfaces.
Historical Notes:Kastulo was an Iberian town in southern Spain (in the present day province of Jaén). During the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), Castulo was the site of the Battle of Kastulo, where the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Barca, brother of the famous Hannibal, annihilated a Roman army led by Publius Scipio, father of Scipio Africanus.
IBERIA (SPAIN), Kastulo . 2nd century BC . AE27 - Gilded . Sphinx
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