Toletum Horseman bronze transitional as

£175

 

Coins from the Iberian peninsula where the earliest known Celtic inscriptions (c.700-450 BC) have been found and where many ancient Celtic tribal names, Celtic personal names and Celtic place-names have been recorded.

Toletum Horseman. Toletum. c.50-20 BC. Bronze transitional as. 23mm. 7.33g. Bearded head right with curly hair and beaded neck-ring, [EX]SS behind, [CELT]AMB in front./ Horseman right, TOLE in exergue. VB 1903, Burgos 2406, Calico 1197. Very Fine, earthy green patina, clear neck-ring. VERY RARE first we’ve seen.                                                  Was £220. Now only £175

Toletum (modern Toledo, 40m. SSW of Madrid), Celtiberian stronghold of Carpetani, taken by Rome 193 BC. Celtamb was presumably a native administrator. Villaronga & Benages (2011) record only four from these dies.

 

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