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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Iberia| > CE88967
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 105o, 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; $80.00




  






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