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bga_360422 - SPAIN - SUSSETANOS - BOLSKAN (OSCA/HUESCA) (Province of Huesca) Denier au cavalier

SPAIN - SUSSETANOS - BOLSKAN (OSCA/HUESCA) (Province of Huesca) Denier au cavalier XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Denier au cavalier
Date: c. 150/120 avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Osca
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire homogène, avec une usure homogène et une agréable patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE IBÉRIQUE, BON DERRIÈRE LA TÊTE.
Obverse description : Tête nue et barbue à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE IBÉRIQUE BOLSKAN À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, tenant une lance transversale de la main droite.

Commentary


Cette légende est l'une des plus courantes pour les deniers de ce type.

Historical background


SPAIN - SUSSETANOS - BOLSKAN (OSCA/HUESCA) (Province of Huesca)

(2nd century BC)

Bolskan corresponds to modern Huesca, the Osca of the Romans. The city played a big role in the provincial history after the Roman conquest, in particular at the time of the revolt of Sertorius, Roman general, born in Nursia c. 123 BC and died in Spain in 72 BC. J. -C. First lieutenant of Marius, he carved out a real state for himself in Spain. Winner of Pompey, he allied himself with Mithridates but was assassinated by his lieutenant Perpenna. A denarius of Domitius Calvinus was minted in Huesca in 39 BC, imitating and copying for the right the Celtiberian denarii.

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