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

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

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AE 20 or Semis, 3.17g (20mm, 2h). Laureate head of Jupiter with flowing hair and stylized portrait; S behind head / Prow of ship with S above and ROMA below.

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

References: ACIP 2659; Burgos R44

Grade: Irregular flan. Interesting stylized portrait. VF  (gk1126)

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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.