Italica — A settlement in Baetica
Italica was an elaborate Roman city in the province of Hispania Baetica and the birthplace of Roman Emperors Trajan and Hadrian.

It was founded in 206 BC by the great Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus to settle his veterans from the Second Punic Wars against Hannibal and the Carthaginians. The city was built upon a native Iberian town of the Turdetani dating back at least to the 4th c. BC. The name Italica reflected the veterans' Italian origins, i.e from auxiliary Italic units.

Modern location: Santiponce, Spain
An AE Semis struck 15 BC - 19 AD in Italica
Obverse: Bare head left; GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F

Reverse: Aquila between two standards; MVNIC__ITALIC / PE_R / AV_G

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.4 g
No notes for this coin
RPC I 70; ACIP 3339
An AE unit struck 14-37 AD in Italica
Obverse: TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS PONT MAX IMP, Bare head of Tiberius facing right

Reverse: MVNIC ITALIC PERM DIVI AVG, Altar inscribed PROVIDENTIAE AVGVSTI in three lines

Diameter: 29 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 13.59 g
No notes for this coin
RPC I 65