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Colchis & Iberia in Antiquity
Articleby Tedo Dundua

Colchis & Iberia in Antiquity

Colchis (western Georgia) and Kartli/Iberia (eastern and southern Georgia) were important regions in the Caucasus area of Eurasia from the Bronze Age of the 15th century BCE. Prospering through agriculture and trade, the region attracted...
Empuries
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Empuries

Empuries (also Emporiae or Emporion) was a Greek and then Roman colony on the northeastern coast of Spain. Thriving as a local and Mediterranean trading centre, it prospered from the 6th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Several times the...
Kartli/Iberia Coin of Prince Stephanos I
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Kartli/Iberia Coin of Prince Stephanos I

Kartli/Iberia coin of Prince Stephanos I, first emission. Silver. Weight – 2,9 gr. d=28mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Four Georgian...
Verrco Sculpture from Ancient Iberia
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Verrco Sculpture from Ancient Iberia

This verraco of a pig is made of granite and dates from the 3rd-1st century BCE. It was created by members of the Vettonian culture of ancient Iberia and was found in the Spanish province of Ávila. Verracos were sculptures of male beasts...
Kartli/Iberia. Prince Gurgen’s Drachms
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Kartli/Iberia. Prince Gurgen’s Drachms

Silver. The weights range from 2,70gr. to 2,98 gr. d=26/28-28/31mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters...
Kartli/Iberia. Prince Juansher’s Drachm
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Kartli/Iberia. Prince Juansher’s Drachm

Silver. Weight – 2,73 gr. d=24/25 mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters ႿႭ for the name Jonber//Juansher...
Kartli/Iberia Coin of Ohrmazd IV
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Kartli/Iberia Coin of Ohrmazd IV

Silver. The weights range from 2,92 gr. to 3,83 gr. d=30-31/34 mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus), in front of the figure. Cross behind the figure. This is placed within onefold circle...
Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia
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Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia

This stela is from Solana de Cabañas (Cabañas del Castillo, Cáceres), Spain and dates from the Late Bronze Age. It is made of slate, and it was unearthed in the late 19th century CE. This was the first specimen to be discovered in a series...
Stela of Hernán Pérez VI from Bronze Age Iberia
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Stela of Hernán Pérez VI from Bronze Age Iberia

This granite stela dates from the Early or Middle Bronze Age. It was discovered in Cáceres, Spain. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)
Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia
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Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia

These clay bell beakers come from the Early Bronze Age necropolis of Ciempozuelos (Cuesta de la Reina, Madrid), Spain and they were found during excavations conducted in the late 19th century CE. (Ciempozuelos was the first Bell-Beaker necropolis...
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