Roman Spain, Indigenous imitation of Republican Rome. c. 100 BC

Roman Spain, Indigenous imitation of Republican Rome. c. 100 BC

225.00

AE 16 or Semis, 2.01g (16mm, 7h). Stylized head right / Prow of ship with ROMA below.

Pedigree: From an American Collection formed in the 1990's

References: Villaronga and Benages, ACIP 2662

Grade: Interesting stylized version of early Roman coinage. VF  (gk1122)

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The Roman influence on the early Spain is clearly evident in this coinage which is abundantly found in the area of Andalucia at the far southern end of Spain. These coins are a beautiful stylized version of the anonymous aes grave coinage from the early Roman Republic.