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VIG3 Hannibal killing a Roman (10mm)


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This vignette shows Hannibal killing a Roman Hastati with a javelin.

Raised to hate the Romans by his father, Hannibal's campaigns in Italy are the stuff of legend. As a battlefield Commander he was unsurpassed destroying many Roman armies including the great victory at Cannae.

Often remembered for crossing the Alps with elephants, it would be more appropriate to associate him with the skill with which he used cavalry to win his battles.

He was eventually defeated by Scipio at Zama (after Rome defeated Carthage in Spain and North Africa, while Hannibal won in Italy).

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Date from -216
Date to -216