Package from Spain

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    I have bought quite few coins from Spain, I bought this Castulo coin from a seller in Spain they would not ship to the United States so I had it sent to my very good friend in Spain. He then sent the coin to me and it arrived yesterday. My friend Juan Antonio also sent me a gift in the package with a proto money that is just awesome, I love it.


    SEMIS (10.7 grams, 22 mm)
    Obv: Laureate male head to the
    Rev: Bull standing right.
    Crescent upward above. MI
    before. Legend beneath

    Proto-money, 6th-2nd century BC
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..kool! good to have friends! :)
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    That was generous of him. Nice coin and artifact there.
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  5. Alegandron

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

    Very nice coins, @bcuda !

    I do not have a bat'leth yet! That'sa nice gimme!

  6. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    My Friend knew I had wanted some proto money pieces and had sent me a pic of some that were offered up as a lot for sale by a guy He knows. I decided it was more than I wanted to pay so He ended up getting one of them anyway and gave it me as a gift. Here is the same exact one circled in the pic of a lot of them.
  7. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    I believe the aes formatum is called 'palm tree'
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  8. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    What is called palm tree?
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  10. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Sorry edited my post to be clear
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  11. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    @John Conduitt The style of the one given to me is called a palm tree Aes formatum is this correct ? What would the heart shape or tear drop shape be called ?

    Thank you !
  12. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Yes. I think the others are simply called heart-shaped aes formatum. A lot of it comes from Italy
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  13. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    Some of my Castulo coins but not all.

    11s.jpg cas1.JPG cas pig 1.JPG
    caspig 2.JPG
    caspig 3.jpg
    caspig 4.jpg
    s-l1600cas1.jpg s-l1600cas2.jpg s-l1600castheavy1.jpg s-l1600x1.jpg
  14. doucet

    doucet Well-Known Member

    bcuda, your Iberian collection is very nice. So nice of you for posting them.

    These are two of my favorite coins from Castulo.

    I traded a good portion of my US silver quarter collection for the As at a local coin show one year.

    The Semis came from Ebay at a steal several years ago. I don't see that much anymore.

    A new semis just arrived yesterday in the mail after about a month of waiting.
    I'll try to get it photographed one of these days and posted.

    castulo.jpg castulo semis.jpg
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  15. Alegandron

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

    Iberia - Castulo AE14 Quarter Unit Bust - BOAR w-star 2nd C BCE

    Iberia Castulo Late 2nd C BC AE As 25mm Bust Nose Hand Sphinx
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  16. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    After posting up the pics of my Iberian Castulo coins
    I noticed I did not have pics of all of them.

    So here are 3 more that I took pics of today. And 3
    more that I purchased today.

    I am trying to put together a complete set of all of the
    different denominations and variants.

    View attachment 1143738
    View attachment 1143739

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2020
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  17. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    @doucet @Alegandron and @Bing You all have some nice Castulo coins I love them all !

    I can remember seeing so many different ones of them from the metal detectors that would meet in a little plaza every Sunday to buy sell and trade when I was in Spain and I thought wow I will never be able to find all those different ones metal detecting.
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