A silver drachm (c 200-150BC) struck in the city of Osca , called Bolskan in the local Iberian language, North Eastern Spain. .982 silver tested and verified.
Obv: headwith short beard facing right, Iberian letters behind reading BoN . Rev: Horseman with spear galloping right, Iberian legend below reading BoLSKaN.
Huesca dates from pre-Roman times, and was once known as Bolskan in the ancient Iberian language. During Roman times, the city was known as Osca, and was a Roman colony under the rule of Quintus Sertorius, who made Osca his base. The city minted its own coinage and was the site of a prestigious school founded by Sertorius to educate young Iberians in Latin and Roman customs. It appears to have been situated on silver mines.
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