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Celt-Iberian, Bolskan, Iberia, c. 150 - 90 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.
CE88967. Bronze AE 24, Villaronga-Benages
1415 (R3), Alvarez-Burgos
1918, SNG BM
734, SNG Lorichs
814, aVF, dark green patina
with highlighting earthen deposits, reverse
a little off center, Bolskan (Huesca, Spain) mint, weight
10.840g, maximum diameter
24.8mm, die axis
, c. 150 - 90 B.C.; obverse
bearded male head
right, curly hair, dolphin head
down behind; reverse
horseman galloping right, couched spear in right hand, reins in left hand, star
if five rays around central pellet above, Iberian legend
"BoLSCaN" above ground line below; ex Jencek Historical Enterprise; $90.00
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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