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3330001

Scipio Africanus?

333, Lot: 1. Estimate $300.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IBERIA, Punic Iberia. Circa 237-209 BC. Æ Unit (23mm, 9.48 g, 12h). Uncertain mint (Carthago Nova?). Bare male head left / Horse standing right; palm tree in background. MHC 282; ACIP 609; SNG BM Spain 127-8. VF, earthen green patina.


Thought by some to date post 209, being struck during the Roman occupation of Carthago Nova, and to represent the Roman general Scipio Africanus.