Scipio's Conquest of Africa Medal
Ceramic (black jasper); paper
diameter: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm )
Ceramic molded medal with obverse depicting battle scene with legend in exergue: "SCIPION VAINQUEUR/D'ANNIBAL./A.R. 550." Reverse shows standing female figure in ancient Roman dress and helmet, holding spear, with shield inscribed "ROMA" at her feet; at right is kneeling female figure receiving laurel branch from the former; inscription in exergue: "ROME DONNE LA PAIX/A CARTHAGE./A.R. 551."
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