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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Iberia| > CE15096
Celt-Iberian, Bolskan, Iberia, 150 - 100 B.C.
|Iberia|, |Celt-Iberian,| |Bolskan,| |Iberia,| |150| |-| |100| |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.
CE15096. Silver denarius, Villaronga p. 211, 6; SNG BM 695 ff.; SNG Lorichs 797 ff.; SNG Cop 330; Burgos 1911; SGCV I 28, VF, toned, Bolskan (Osca) mint, weight 3.721g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o, 150 - 100 B.C.; obverse bearded male head right, curly hair, dotted collar, Iberian monogram "Bon" behind; reverse horseman galloping right, spear in right hand, reins in left, Iberian legend "BoLSCaN" above ground line below; SOLD











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