SPAIN, GADES, 2nd-1st c. BC, bronze

$65.00

SPAIN, GADES, minor, 2nd-1st c. BC, Obverse: head of Melqart L, club below, Reverse: 2 tunny fish, Phoenician legend, bronze, 25mm, 12.57g, SG46, probably some hard red crust was scraped off & then nicely retoned, some crust remains, overall pleasant, I think, F

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Gades was the ancient name for modern Cadiz.

Ancient Iberia was where the Phoenicians met the Celts in the last half millennium of the BC era. As the Romans were fighting with the Phoenicians around the Mediterranean they found themselves unable to avoid invading and eventually occupying Spain.

Ancient Coins includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.