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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Iberia > CE17169
Celt-Iberian, Bolskan, Iberia, 80 - 72 B.C.
Bolskan (modern Huesca, Spain) was the capital of the Iberian Vescetani tribe, located in Hispania Tarraconensis, about 65 km north of the Ebro River, on the road from Tarraco (modern Tarragona) and Ilerda (modern Lleida) to Caesaraugusta (modern Zaragoza). For six years Bolskan was the capital of Quintus Sertorius, the renegade Roman general and Iberian hero who took control of Spain, defeating all the Roman armies sent to remove him, until he was assassinated in 72 B.C. In 37 B.C., the city was refounded as a Roman colony, Urbs Victrix Osca.
CE17169. Bronze AE 22, Villaronga-Benages 1424 (R4), SNG BM 734 ff., SNG Lorichs 814 ff., Alvarez-Burgos 1918, VF, brown patina, Bolskan (Huesca, Spain) mint, weight 8.283g, maximum diameter 22.4mm, die axis 0o, 80 - 72 B.C.; obverse bearded male head right (Palenzuela type), curly hair, dotted collar, dolphin head down behind; reverse horseman galloping right, spear in right hand, reins in left, star above, Iberian legend "BoLSCaN" above ground line below; SOLD

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