Hannibal Barca AR Shekel, 230 B.C.

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Hannibal Barca (247 BC – 183/181 BC) was a Carthaginian military commander widely regarded as one of the greatest military strategists and tacticians in history. Born into a prominent Carthaginian family, he was the son of Hamilcar Barca, a leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War against Rome.

Hannibal is best known for his military campaigns during the Second Punic War against Rome, particularly for his audacious Alps crossing with a large army that included war elephants. This feat is one of the most celebrated achievements in ancient military history. After crossing the Alps, he won several significant battles against the Romans, including the Battle of Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and, most famously, the Battle of Cannae.

Despite his successes in Italy, Hannibal could not capture Rome and was eventually recalled to Carthage to defend the city against a Roman counter-offensive led by Scipio Africanus. The two generals faced off at the Battle of Zama, where Hannibal suffered a decisive defeat.

After the Second Punic War, Hannibal’s political influence in Carthage waned. He later went into voluntary exile, serving as a military advisor to several Eastern Mediterranean rulers. Eventually, facing Roman pressure and threats, he took his own life to avoid capture.

Hannibal’s legacy is that of a brilliant military mind whose tactics are studied to this day in military academies worldwide. He is often celebrated for his ability to defy the odds and achieve victories against larger and better-equipped Roman armies.


Obverse: The head of the god Melqart—the Punic Heracles, with a club over his shoulder
Reverse: Mahout wearing a long cloak and cap(?), holding a goad in right hand, and riding an African elephant right.

Diameter:  24mm
Material: Silver-plated lead-free medal

Made by us in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.


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