3rd Series Numismatic Treasures

Introduction

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In 2008 under the title ¨Numismatic Treasures¨ we launched a new collector coin series which would feature reproductions of unique pieces from Spain's numismatic holdings.

This third edition in the Numismatic Treasures series is dedicated to the Visigothic Tremissis of Swinthila and Leovigild and to the Hispanic-Carthaginian Shekel.

The Visigoths were present in Spain from the mid 5th Century to the beginning of the 8th C. Of consequence were the reigns of Leovigild (568-586) and Swinthila (621-631). Leovigild made Toledo the true capital of the Kingdom. Under Swinthila Spain became an independent country with sovereignty for the first time in its history, its reach spreading throughout the entire Iberian Peninsula plus the Gallia Narbonensis. The tremissis that are reproduced in this series were minted in Toledo and in Emerita (present-day Merida) during their reigns.

The Carthaginian general, Hamilcar, together with his son-in-law, Hasdrubal, and his three sons, disembarked in Cadiz and in just a few years they had conquered the South of the Iberian Peninsula. In 229 B.C. Hasdrubal founded the city of Cartago Nova. Financing of his conquests was made possible by the minting of coins in the Peninsula. These featured images of the horse and the elephant, as beasts of burden and of war. This coin depicts on the obverse the laureate head of Melqart-Heracles. It was minted between 237 and 227 B.C.

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Details

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Minted in Proof quality, the collector coins in this third series of Numismatic Treasures are sold in stylish jewel cases.

The coins may be purchased either singly, or as the complete set of three coins.

Details - 3rd Series Numismatic Treasures
Name Composition Face Value Weight Diameter Mint Run
2 Escudos Minted in .999 gold 100 € 6,75 g 23mm 6.000
Double 4 reales Minted in .925 silver 10 € 27 g 33 mm 10.000
13.92 mm diameter coin Minted in .999 gold 20 € 1,24 g 13,92 mm 12.000

2 Escudos - Swinthila Visigothic Tremissis

Featured in the center of the obverse and enclosed within a circle is a reproduction of the obverse of a Visigothic tremissis minted in Emerita under King Swinthila. Appearing outside the circle are the data pertinent to this collector coin.

The space on the reverse of the coin is wholly given over to a reproduction of the reverse of a King Swinthila Visigothic tremissis.

Double 4 reales - 1,5 Shekels

Featured in the center of the obverse and enclosed within a circle is a reproduction of the obverse of a Hispanic-Carthaginian coin of 1.5 shekels. Appearing outside the circle are the data pertinent to this collector coin.

The space on the reverse of the coin is wholly given over to a reproduction of the reverse of a Hispanic-Carthaginian 1.5 shekel coin.

13.92 mm diameter coin - Leovigild Visigothic tremissis

Featured in the center of the obverse and enclosed within a circle is a reproduction of the obverse of a King Leovigild Visigothic tremissis minted in Toledo. Appearing outside the circle are the data pertinent to this collector coin.

The space on the reverse of the coin is wholly given over to a reproduction of the reverse of a King Leovigild Visigothic tremissis.


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

The Set

Case containing 3 coins - 500 Euros (*)

Individual coins

2 escudos in gold- 375 Euros (**)

Double 4 reales in silver - 48 Euros

13.92 mm diameter coin in gold - 77 Euros (**)

(*) Sets containing gold and silver coins: VAT will be applied only to the silver coins.

(**) "2 escudos in gold" and "13.92 mm diameter coin in gold ": exempt from VAT in EU member states.