Spain-BM0129 #0517-14 Spain Scipio Africanus Horsehead Fifth Unit
fifth unit. 209BC. 1.4grams. Carteia mint. Scipio. SNG BM Spain SP/129 Spain Scipio. Obverse: hd Scipio l. Reverse: horsehead r. Rare.
Scipo Africanus. These small bronzes of Carthaginian type but with a short-haired Roman style head on the obverse are generally thought to show Scipio after his defeat of the Carthaginians in Spain in 206BC. Probably for practical purposes a small-change mint continued but with Scipio's features adopted.