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Live auction - bgr_627118 - HISPANIA - SPAIN - VASCONES - TURIASU - (Province of Zaragoza - Tarazona) Denier au cavalier

HISPANIA - SPAIN - VASCONES - TURIASU - (Province of Zaragoza - Tarazona) Denier au cavalier MS/AU
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Starting price : 250 €
Estimate : 500 €
Price : 395 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:00:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier au cavalier
Date: c. 100-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Vascones, Turiasu
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête masculine. Revers de style fin. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine

Obverse


Obverse legend : INSCRIPTION IBÉRIQUE KA/S/TU.
Obverse description : Tête masculine barbue à droite avec un collier de perles ; grènetis perlé circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION IBÉRIQUE À L'EXERGUE TURIASU.
Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, tenant une lance transversale de la main droite ; grènetis linéaire circulaire.

Commentary


Portrait inhabituel, avec les trois lettres complètement lisibles.

Historical background


HISPANIA - vascones - TURIASU - (Provincia de Zaragoza - Tarazona)

(Second-first century BC)

The territory of the Basques extended on the current Basque Country and Navarre including the city of Zaragoza. Turiasu is situated on the Ebro and was positively identified as the ancient Tarazona in the province of Zaragoza at an important crossroads where mix different influences between Sedetanos, Basques and Celtibères; influences that occasioned a great typological variety.

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