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bga_598097 - SPAIN - SUSSETANOS - BOLSKAN (OSCA/HUESCA) (Province of Huesca) Unité de bronze au cavalier (As)

SPAIN - SUSSETANOS - BOLSKAN (OSCA/HUESCA) (Province of Huesca) Unité de bronze au cavalier (As) XF/VF
120.00 €(Approx. 129.60$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Unité de bronze au cavalier (As)
Date: c. 150/120 avant J.-C.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,52 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Cal.00001 manque - CNH.211/4
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection du docteur C. M

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
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.

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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