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Tetartemorion. Silver coin

Tetartemorion from the Iberian mint of Sikarra, a silver coin dating from the late 3rd or early 2nd century BC. MCC. Photo: Joan Porredon.

Tetartemorion from the Iberian mint of Sikarra, a silver coin dating from the late 3rd or early 2nd century BC. MCC. Photo: Joan Porredon.

The coin provides information about a completely unknown minting place. The man’s head on the obverse is a common image on most coins minted in Iberia. However, the image on the reverse of two horse heads with their front legs rearing is a unique case. The inscription shows that the present name of the district, Segarra, has its origins in the Iberian naming of Sikarra; therefore, the commonly accepted date of origin for the place name is at least 200 years older than the previously accepted date.

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