Hercules with Two Tuna. Bronze semis.




Gadir, ancient Phoenician seaport colony (Roman Gades), 58 miles NW of Gibraltar, is modern Cadiz in SW Spain. Minting began here after Barcid landing in 237 BC. Later ruled by Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors.

Hercules with Two Tuna.  c.100-20 BC. Bronze semis. 27mm. 8.07g. Melquart’s head left./ Two tuna, beaded border, Phoenician MPL GDR. Burgos 1340, Villaronga & Benages 665, Calico 765. Near VF, neat round flan, dark olive patina, sharp head, clear tuna. Ex Dr Hispanicus collection.                                                     Was £120. Now only £90



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