Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca (247–183 or 182 BC) was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician. He is g
According to Roman legend, Carthage was founded in 814
Hannibal is usually depicted as a white man, but his coins in the British Museum and the Museo Kercheriano, Rome, show him to have been an African of purest type with rings in his ears. These coins were struck by Hannibal while he was in Italy. In the absence of other information the most logical argument is that they bore his own effigy, the more so, as the several kinds of them bear the same likeness. Above all, let us remember that he was an African.'
The coins Rogers mentions are below. They have been reproduced by many Afrocentrists who claim that Hannibal was black. These coins are from the Chiana Valley. Circa 208-207 BC.