The three little pigs have company.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, May 22, 2020.

  1. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I have a soft spot for Iberian coinage and sometimes I go a little overboard with my collecting of them. One of the types of Iberian coins that calls out to me are the Castulo coins with the wild pig on the back. I had three different variants of this coin that I called my three little pigs. Well I just added another to the group so I don't know what would be a good name for them anymore.

    Here they are

    cas pig 1.JPG
    Castulo. Ancient Spain
    Late 2nd century BC.
    Obv: Diademed young male head
    right
    Rev: Boar standing right;
    star above.
    AE quadrans 4.4 grams
    Burgos 735 , CNH pg 337 , 48
    caspig 2.JPG
    Castulo
    Ancient Spain
    Late 2nd century BC.
    Obv: Diademed male head right
    Rev: Wild boar to right
    star above.
    Æ quadrans 3.07 grams
    Burgos 735, CNH pg 337, 48 (Not sure on this attribute maybe Villaronga 54; Burgos (2000) 735v. Burgos (1987) 566)
    caspig 3.jpg
    CASTULO
    ANCIENT IBERIAN SPAIN
    Mid 2nd century BC
    OBV: Laureate male head right,
    VOC S T F before, CN behind.
    REV: Boar standing right,
    Iberian legend KaSTiLO.
    CN FVL above, CNF before.
    Quadrans - Quarter Unit
    Burgos 744 , CNH pg. 333, 21
    4.15 GRAMS

    CASTULOPIG.jpg This is the new one.


    Castulo. Ancient Spain
    Late 2nd century BC.
    Obv: Diademed young male head
    right
    Rev: Boar standing right;
    star above.
    AE quadrans
    Burgos 735 , CNH pg 337 , 48
     
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  3. Alegandron

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

    LOL, I love those Castulo Pigs, @bcuda !!!

    I spent many a summer growing up in Pig Country!
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    Iberia - Castulo AE14 Quarter Unit Bust - BOAR w-star 2nd C BCE
     
  4. Alegandron

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

    This is one of my other favorites... he's a ticked-off pig!

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    Campania CAPUA AE Uncia 216-211 BCE Diana Boar Hannibal capital Italia
     
  5. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I grew up just a couple of miles north of you in SW Missouri. Matter of fact I have some deer hunting land up there that is about 1 1/2 miles from Arakasas
     
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  6. Alegandron

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

    Mountain Home area
     
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  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..Ark Kansas razorback were ya?!....:D..i got one pig(and piglets) coin...plus a harp!..all on one! :joyful: Irish half penny 001.JPG Irish half penny 002.JPG
     
  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..is that right!?!...well, i'm still here..but in SE Ozark plateau woods...i live at the foot of the Mountain...:D oh..M Home Ark..ok...(i meant that for bcuda)..imma Missoura boat ride kind o guy meself...
     
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  9. Alegandron

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

    Dont give me no misoury... need no greef from ya! :)

    Grew up summers from a wee lad, and through University there. Slavin’ summers for my granpappy. Still have land on one of the lakes. The other parts of the year in Hoosierland farm country.
     
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    missoura boatride2.jpg
     
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  11. Alegandron

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

    lol, I know @ominus1 is my age, we all probly bumped into each other as kids at Dog Patch and never knew it.
     
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..hehe yup...or at Silver Dollar City...:D
     
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  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    my younger brother just retired recently, (heck he called me last nite)..he graduated from Ark State too..
     
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  14. Alegandron

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

    I love those. Have a bunch from when I lived over there. Grandkids gottem now.
     
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  15. Alegandron

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

    That was the better park!
     
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  16. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I always had season tickets to Silver Dollar City as a kid half of the kids in school with me worked there for summer jobs. My Mom and Sister live in Branson West . My sister is about 5 minutes at the most from Silver Dollar City. When I go to my Mom's I can hear the train from Silver Dollar City blow its whistle.
     
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  17. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..did ya ever take the train ride where the 'outlaws' stopped and robbed ya?...now that we're talking about that.. i remember my lil bro was scared to tears ...(i gotta call'em bout that now :D)
     
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Ditto! My little brother fell for it too!

    Now I know why @bcuda likes those pigs! :D
     
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  19. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Yes they were the Alf Bolin gang , they were for real back in the civil war time they would ambush people and kill them at a sight called murder rocks that is about 10 minutes from my hunting land. I remember my first time getting robbed on the train and the conductor said to yell ugly so I did about 10 times. The outlaw came up to me and said that I was not a picture post card myself !
     
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  20. Alegandron

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

    Lol, yeah, YELL - “UGLY”, remembered that... Murder Rocks... that is why Silver Dollar City was fun.

    And, Lloyd Fudge owned the Coin Shop in Mountain Home, and got me hooked collecting coins - civil War, tokens, 2c, 3c, 20c, Trade Dollars, etc starting at 9 yo. He would spend a lot of patient time helping and teaching me,
     
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  21. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    You sure we aren't somehow long lost brothers / have the same exact interests in coins and grew up in the same area. Seems kinda crazy don't it.
     
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