Osca

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ajax, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Here's one I've had on my want list for a while now. I've been with the tradition of not posting coins before they arrive but I'm excited to have this one so I'm posting it early.
    I really want to start learning more about ancient Iberia both before and during the Roman conquests. Does anyone have any information about these bad boys?
    Please share anything Iberian.
    Also sticking with ancient Iberia I'd love to see any Emporion examples. That's up next on the want list.
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    Obverse: Bearded male head right, BON in Iberian legend behind.
    Reverse: Horseman rearing right holding spear, BOLSKAN in Iberian below
     
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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Awesome coin. I don't have one yet, though I've almost pulled the trigger on one before. I think they are fantastic coins.
     
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  4. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you can get one soon man. I agree they are fantastic coins and really an under appreciated period of Roman history. It seems the conquest of Iberia gets condensced into the punic wars and Augustus' pacifying of the Cantabri.. you just don't seem to hear much more.
    Maybe someone can recommend a book about this period??
     
  5. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Nice coin Ajax. Tons of mints and fun to collect.
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    Osca
    After 204 BC
    AR Drachm
    Obvs: Male head right, Ж٣ behind.
    Revs: Horseman holding spear right, ЖΓMA٢ below.
    17mm, 3.63g
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    Bascunes
    After 150 BC
    AR Denarius
    Obvs: Bearded male right.
    Revs: Rider on horse holding sword.
    17x18mm, 4.02g
     
  6. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Sweet addition!
     
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  7. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Awesome coins David. Thanks for sharing
     
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice Iberian silver. Here's a bronze unit using the same types.

    bolskan horseman.jpg
    And an AE half unit with a pegasos on the reverse rather than a horseman.
    bolskan pegasos.jpg
     
  9. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    you know that Iberia is where the Roman sword(Gladius?) used by the army came from. lamp 003.JPG
     
  10. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Is that your home office? I like your antiques you have in your photo's every so often.
     
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  11. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    thank you AA, yup it's the home office.. i was taking a pic of the hurricane lamp and when i posted it, everyone commented on the Iberian Crusader shield that was in the pic and didn't hardly say anything about the lamp:rolleyes:
     
  12. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    The only thing that let's it down is the toilet roll on the left...:yuck::yuck::yuck:
     
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  13. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    hahaha! i gotta blow my nose on sumpin.. i live here in this museum/office/home ya know, it's part of my eccentricity(just another word for funny/weird/strange)^^
     
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  14. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Okay I let you off this time every bodies got a weakness......I reckon your great. :)
     
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  15. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    you must work in public relations.. or you're a diplomat..or possibly a man of the cloth..(or a combo)at any rate, you're the one who's great. thanks AA:)
     
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  16. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    I meant to ask about the helmet on the cabinet on the right?
     
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  17. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    Nice pickup, Ajax :)
     
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  18. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    it's a reproduction visor helmet, helmet visor type 001.JPG
     
  19. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Thanks homie.
     
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  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Naw, it is his restroom. You can see the toilet paper to the left... :D
     
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  21. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Super coins and 'other things' ;)

    Here's my 'Iberian' contribution:


    Iberia, Belikio. 100-70 B.C. AE as (28.9 mm, 14.69 g, 3 h). Male head right; Iberian BE behind / Horseman right holding spear, Iberian inscription below. ACIP 1433; SNG BM Spain 763-70; Burgos 243.
    Agora, belikio Iberia male head and horseman.jpg
     
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