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E-auction 323-239661 - HISPANIA - SPAIN - BÆTICA - CARTEIA Unité de bronze CARTEIA

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 44 €
Maximum bid : 44 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:01:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Unité de bronze CARTEIA
Date: IIe siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,52 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CARTEIA.
Obverse description : Tête féminine à droite, a coiffure tourelée ; légende devant le visage.


Reverse legend : D - D.
Reverse description : Neptune debout à gauche ; un poisson dans une main et tenant un trident de l'autre.


Ce bronze avec des types bien particulier semble être un hybride par rapport aux monnaies publiées par L. Vilaronga.
Le droit avec la tête tourelée correspond aux monnaies CNH. 69 et 70 alors que le revers correspond au CNH. 71 qui est associé à un autre type de tête.

Historical background

HISPANIA - baetica - Carteia

(First century BC)

Latin colony Carteia, between the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in the Bay of Algeciras, near the municipality of San Roque and Palomares River, near the peak of Gibraltar was dedicated in 171 BC after Livy (XLIII, 3). Established on the site of an ancient city whose foundation would Hercules according to Strabo, the Roman and Carthaginian fleets there had delivered a naval battle that left Laelius winner Adherbal during the Punic wars. The colony was founded by the contribution of four thousand men who were freed, hence the name sometimes given to the city of "colonia libertinorum".

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