Hannibal character jug designed by Caroline Dadd and modeled by Robert I. Tabbenor, and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 2005 limited edition of 250 for UK International Ceramics. Hannibal (247-182 B.C.) was a Carthaginian general and leader of the famous march across the Alps. Under his control, the Carthaginians made large territorial advances, clashing with the Roman army at Saguntum. The Romans claimed that this was a break of a treaty between Rome and Carthage, and demanded Hannibal surrender to them. His refusal initiated the Second Punic War. With a large military force including war elephants, Hannibal set out on his legendary march from New Carthage in 218 B.C. At first he crossed the Pyrenees, then traversed the Alps by narrow and dangerous passes of up to 7,000 feet above sea level. It is believed that he lost about 15,000 men on the whole campaign. Soon afterward he invaded Roman territory, but never came closer than one-hundred miles of Rome. When the Romans sacked Carthage, Hannibal fled to Syria where he again led the fight against Rome, resulting in defeat. Hannibal committed suicide by poison instead of surrendering. An elephant and shield form the handle of this jug.