Post your Iberian coins for everyone to enjoy.

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  1. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Post your Iberian coinage for all to enjoy !


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    Iberian coinage with horseman (jinete)

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    Iberian Horseman (jinete)

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    Ancient Iberian peninsula.


    Iberian coinage started around the fifth century BC, but widespread minting and circulation in the Iberian peninsula did not begin until late in the third century, during the Second Punic War. Civic coinages - emissions made by individual cities at their own volition - continued under the first two and a half centuries of Roman control until ending in the mid-first century AD. Some non-civic coins were minted on behalf of Roman emperors during this period and continued to be minted after the cessation of the civic coinages. After the cessation of the civic coinages, these Imperial coins were the only coins minted in Iberia until the coins of the Suebi and Visigoths.

    Part of the Second Punic War was fought in the Iberian Peninsula and coins were used by combatants on all sides. This led to a widespread and dramatic increase in the number of places where coins were minted and the amount of coin in circulation. To fund their war effort, the Carthaginians minted gold, electrum, silver and bronze coins. These coins may have been minted in the Barcid 'capital' of Carthago Nova or perhaps were minted simply in Carthaginian military camps.

    After this war, and the subsequent Roman annexation of much of the Iberian Peninsula, many indigenous towns and a few Roman colonial towns minted civic coins over the second and early first centuries. The indigenous towns in Hispania Citerior minted coins with Iberian scripts and either Iberian or Celtiberian legends. These coins were often typically similar, with a heroic male portrait on the obverse and a horseman on the reverse - the so-called "jinete" (horseman) coins. The areas in which coins were minted and circulating expanded as Roman control was spread into the interior of the Peninsula. The legends and iconography on coins from Hispania Ulterior were more diverse, with Latin legends common but also some Iberian scripts (a system of 28 syllabic and alphabetic characters) while Punic continued to be used in the old Phoenician colonies along the south coast. Coins from this era are often called Iberian coins, the numbers of towns minting peaked in the last third of the second century and early first century, and then declined rapidly from around the mid-first century BC, the number of towns emitting coins decreased and Latin legends were standardized throughout the Peninsula. Coins were mainly now emitted by more important towns that had received privileged juridical status from victorious Roman generals in the Civil Wars and then from the new Julio-Claudian emperors Augustus and Tiberius. Many of the coins emitted proclaim the new status of emitting towns as Roman coloniae or municipia, and individual civic iconography was used with strong similarities to that used in other Roman provinces and media. These emissions are conventionally called (Roman) Provincial coins.
     
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Fun write up on some really cool coins...
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    SPAIN, Castulo
    I Century BCE Æ As Diademed head, hand before / Helmeted Sphinx standing, star at right. Burgos.543. aVF, earthen brown patina.
     
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  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Amazing history and coins! :D
     
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  5. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    This is my only one with the Horseman (jinete) style.
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    Spain, Konterbia Karbika Æ Unit. 150-101 BC. Male head right, hair in two levels; Iberian 'KARBIKA' behind, dolphin before / Warrior on horseback right, holding spear; Iberian 'KONTEBAKOM' in exergue. ACIP 1830; CNH 7. 8.90g, 24mm.



    The Iberian coinage has so many types and mints you would be hard pressed to ever establish a collection with the majority of them.
     

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  6. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    One from Castulo

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    Spain. Castulo. Circa 50 BC. AE 14.5-15.5,
    Semis or quadrans
    Obv: Diademed young male head right
    Rev: Boar standing right; star above.
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  8. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I have nothing too special...just this humble little Iberian.

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  9. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    They are all special coins !

    Really nice coin @Sallent I would like to have one like yours in my collection, I don't have any Iberian silver.
     
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    bcuda Well-Known Member

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  11. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

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    Titiakos
    100 to 80 BC
    AE AS
    Obvs: Bearded male head right. Ψ behind
    Revs: Horseman riding right, holding spear. ΨΨPXM below
    23x24mm, 7.7g
    CNH 296.12

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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

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    Bascunes
    After 150 BC
    AR Denarius
    Obvs: Bearded male right.
    Revs: Rider on horse holding sword.
    17x18mm, 4.02g
    CNH 12

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    Lastigi
    After 150 BC
    AE Quadrans
    Obvs: Helmeted male right within laurel border.
    Revs: LAS within border.
    17x19mm, 3.2g
    CNH 381.4

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    Ostur
    1st c. BC
    AE Semis
    Obvs: OSTVR below acorn.
    Revs: Two palm branches.
    19x20mm, 6.88g
    CNH 390.4
     
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  12. Alegandron

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

    Nice write-up, @bcuda , and great coin. Is that Jinete statue yours?

    Iberia: FUN history, fun coins!

    Here are a few of mine:

    IBERIA

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    OSCA Spain AR silver denarius 204-154 BC. Head r beard -N behind - Horseman spear, Iberian PMAN BOLSCAN Burgos 1501 Villaronga 3


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    Spain Osca Æ Semis 25mm 8.0g 1st C BCE Bearded male hd R Horseman galloping R holding spear star SNG Cop 325 Burgos 1918


    Iberia Secaisa Segeda AE 25 2nd-1st C BC Male Hd Dolphin Horseman Galloping.jpg
    Iberia Secaisa Segeda AE 25 2nd-1st C BC Male Hd Dolphin Horseman Galloping


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


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


    CARTHAGE IN IBERIA

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    Carthage Iberia 218-208 BC AE 13 1-4 Calco Barcid Military Mint 2nd Punic War Tanit Helmet
     
  13. Alegandron

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

    ROME IN IBERIA

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    Carthago Nova SCIPIO Africanus Roman Occupation 209-206 BCE Sear Vol2 6575 Left Rare


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    Carthago Nova Scipio 209-206 BCE AE 14 Horse Head RARE


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    RImp Spain Lepida-Clesa Lepidus 44-36BCE C Balbus L Porcius Colonia Victrix Ivlia Lepida Victory - Bull holed RPI 262 plate 19


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    RI Augustus 27 BCE-14CE AE As or Semis Spain Celsa Mint 29mm 5.0g Laureate Augustus - Bull RPC271 Cut in ancient times to make change
     
  14. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    @Aldegandron. The Little statue is in a museum in Spain I just used it for the article.
    By the way nice Iberians you have there!
     
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  15. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    @David@PCC . You have a very nice collection of Iberians.
     
  16. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Some lovely patined coins being shown here!....
    I have a few but here's a slightly rarer type, the Latinization of the script shows the slow intergration of the Iberic tribes into the Roman empire..
    Castulo, Spain AE As. 30 mm, 22g. 76-45 BC.
    ISCER SACAL, youthful male head right.
    CAST SOCED, sphinx right.
    Burgos (2008) 709; Ripolles 905; Villaronga 14.

    Here also is a link people mind find useful,,,click on the map and it gives you a list of coins from that region..
    http://moneda-hispanica.com/iberia.htm

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  17. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    This is my nicest Iberain coin..

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    Obulco, Baetica, 2nd century BC, AE
    O: Female head, hair in bun, OBVLCO right.
    r: Plow above and grain below magistrate's name in Iberian text (UIUIBORTuN/MINUABoI). 29x31mm,16.3 g.
     
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Way cool coin, @chrsmat71 1 I like that.
     
  19. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Here's another...
    Iberic Spain, Sekaisa. AE23, early 1st century BC.
    Obverse..Youthful male head right between two dolphins.
    Reverse..Celtiberian legend SEKAISA beneath horseman galloping right, holding spear.
    Ripolles 1569; Burgos (1987), 699. Villaronga 39;
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  20. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    I recently acquired (and sold) these two Iberian AE 30. They were rather difficult to photograph. I'm not really certain about the period: some say the head on the observe is Augustus, while others say it's 'just' a Iberian ruler. Nevertheless, these coins were pretty to hold in hand and showed more detail than I could capture with my camera.
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    Celtiberians, Castulo/Kastilo (province of Jaen/Calzona). Denomination: AE29-30, between 200-100BC
    Observe
    : head of barehead (unknown) male ruler, looking to the right, circle around. Slightly off-center.
    Reverse: sphinx (or Pegasus androcephalus) facing right, exergue KA.s.ti.lo in Iberian characters. Star with dot above helmeted head.
    Weight 21.44g, diameter 30 mm
    Catalogue Calico.cf. 366-387

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    Celtiberians, Castulo/Kastilo (province of Jaen/Calzona). Denomination: AE29-30, between 200-100BC
    Observe
    : head of barehead (unknown) male ruler, looking to the right.
    Reverse: helmeted sphinx (or Pegasus androcephalus) facing right
    Weight 17.48g, diameter 29 mm
    Catalogue Calico.cf. 366-387
     
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