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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


I like this coin and found this one for a good price so I picked it up. Castulo, Spain....Male Head right / Helmeted Sphinx. It's now one of my favorites.

I'm not sure if this is a provincial coin or not. Some say it might be Augustus on the obverse and he is said to have taken the Sphinx as his Seal.

I can't find out much about it yet. The only site that I found so far that says anything about it is from Doug Smith.

http://dougsmith.ancients.info/feac35cas.html

Please let me know if you know where there is more info on this type.

Thank you much.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but I don't know anything about this coin. However, I wanted to tell you this is a very nice and interesting coin
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is your coin also around 28mm? Yours is very nice, and impressive at that size--I wish it were in my collection.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yea, I forgot to mention it's 28mm and 13.3 grams. It is pretty big.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin don't see many of these around.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  1:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mvojnovic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice
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 Posted 03/08/2012  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments guys.

I've been working on the mint mark letters. They are written in Iberian script.

It seems as though they read KSTLO, though on this coin the symbol for the O is off the flan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U..._2004%29.jpg
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 Posted 01/28/2015  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Veton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi. Very nice coin but must be the young brother of mine (43.4 grs/ 37mm)



It had (and has) problems with bronze disease, light spots of cuprite and a long scratch but it is the biggest coin I have.

According M.P. García-Bellido and C. Blazquez (Diccionario de Cecas y Pueblos Hispánicos, 2001) we can date about 195-179 BC this one.

Yours (Doucet) about 165-80 BC (They say that this serie is long and can be divided into 5 groups, your coin is from first issues so better 165-145 than 100-80).

Leyend is in iberian script, this language is semi-syllabic (sign alphabetic and other sillabics) so if we use that table http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U..._2004%29.jpg for G/K, B and D/T we must cross with vocals. Then we must read: KA , KE ... and read: KA S TI L O

I hope to be able to explain (sorry for my limit english)
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 Posted 01/28/2015  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Medieval to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to this corner of CCF 'Veton' and I am sure your knowledge of early Iberian coinage will be helpful. Since your link doesn't work in the form you gave it, here is the (hopefully right) table:

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 Posted 01/28/2015  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A search on "Castulo" at CoinProject.com brings up several similar types as you scan down the results page.

And, if the link works, here's one over at CNG:
http://cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=59663
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01/28/2015 10:37 am
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 Posted 01/28/2015  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Veton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thaks for your welcome. This table corresponds to southeast iberian alfhabet. I have put a small line on M as in these coins.
Also sign for KO (present in some coins of this mint)

So I think is easy to see semi-syllabic script.

Edited by Veton
01/28/2015 11:16 am
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 Posted 01/28/2015  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pishpash to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wildwinds has it down as Augustus also.
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sg/sg0015.html
Nice coin.
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 Posted 01/28/2015  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Veton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi. About Augustus:

Most experts agree that after the sertorian war (Sertorio died 72 BC) most iberian mints began to use latin or bilingual iberian-latin leyends and circa 45 BC with Caesar, they use -only- latin alphabet, so it is unlikely attribute to Augustus this type of coins (he was emperor from 27 BC to 14 DC). Also for historical or archaelogical references and metrology these coins seems to be earlier than Augustus time.

Although are only opinions
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 Posted 01/28/2015  2:07 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, this is an area that is not covered very much on this forum but I would like to learn more about.
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 Posted 01/28/2015  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Medieval to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I would like to learn more about.


Then you should enjoy this pdf: http://www.museuprehistoriavalencia..._Coinage.pdf
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 Posted 01/28/2015  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that's an awesome pdf med, thanks.
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