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The king's victory, though bought at a high cost, was sufficiently decisive to enlist
on his side the other Greek cities and to win over the Lucanians and Samnites. In
the hope of causing further defections from Rome, Pyrrhus made a progress ...
275 B.C. Obv. Rome personified, in Phrygian cap. Rev. Victory holding palm -
branch. ROMANO. The Phrygian cap is probably an allusion to Rome's descent
from Troy. The victory type presumably commemorates the battle of Beneventum.
This counter-offensive was shattered in an action near Dertosa, where the
Romans won an orthodox victory by a quick and clean break through the
Carthaginian centre, which Hasdrubal had left weak in order to entrap his
adversaries, as at ...
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