Phoenician/Punic Necklace with Amulets
Phoenician or Carthaginian amulets in the form of bearded heads made of sand-core glass, 4th-3rd century BCE (Cagliari, Museo Archeologico Nazionale).
Carthaginian silver dishekel. The head has been identified as Hamilcar Barca (c. 285 – c. 228 BCE). Minted in Carthago Nova, Spain, 237-227 BCE.
An artist's impression of how a troop of Carthaginian mercenaries may have appeared in battle formation.
Carthaginian Sacred Band Hoplite
A Carthaginian hoplite from the Sacred Band, the army corps composed of Carthaginian citizens. Taken from a coin of Syracuse, 4th century BCE.
Map of the Battle of Trebia
Map of the Battle of Trebia (218 BC), illustrating Hannibal's strategy.
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