An ancient coin of Spain?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by SRSNUM, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. SRSNUM

    SRSNUM Member

    Trying to fully attribute the coin in the images below has proven a losing effort. My guess is that it is from ancient Spain from the town of Obvlco, but, I may be on the wrong path. The images are duplicated in two different lighting modes, as my setup is poor. The one that appears 'green' is more true to the eye for the coin in hand.

    D. 26mm

    W. 23.38 grams

    M. Copper

    O:An eagle appears perched on a branch with wings spread. Am unable to discern any inscription.

    R:An ear of wheat appears horizontally on the top line. On the line below, appears to be one or more letters. Some damage appears to obscure other letters of the inscription.

    Trust someone may be able to help. All thoughts welcome.

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    UNKNOWNANCIENTCOIN32OBVA.jpg

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  3. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Lots of varieties on these, but close to this one.
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    Obulco
    After 150 BC
    AE As
    Obvs: OBVLCO, Female head right.
    Revs: Iberic inscription Tikueki & Botilkes between plow and wheat ear.
    23x29mm, 10.34g
    CNH 347.38
     
  4. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    You get the You're That Good Award.
     
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  5. SRSNUM

    SRSNUM Member

    Thanks David. Right. This item is low grade and crude. I judged its position incorrectly. Rotate the item, 90 degrees CW and it become clearer. See the images below. Can you see an image of the head R?
    Great eagle eye David. Thanks again.

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