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Corduba in Hispania, 19-2 BC., Augustus, As, RPC 129.

Corduba (= Colonia Patricia) in Hispania, Augustus, struck 19-2 BC.,
As (ø 24-25 mm / 11,91 g), bronze, axes abaxes about medal alignment ↑↑ (ca. 330°),
Obv.: PERM CAE[S] – AVG , bare head of Augustus left - Cabeza de Augusto a izquierda; alrededor leyenda.
Rev.: COLONIA / PATRICIA , in two lines within oak wreath - Corona de roble rodeando la leyenda.
RPC I, p. 87, no. 129 (384 pieces listed) ; Coh. 607 ; Alv.-Burgos (new) 1989 ; Villaronga (NAH) 1003 ; Burgos (1992) 1563 ; SNG Copenhagen 466 ; Guadan (GMI) 954 ; ACIP 3357 ; Vives 165-3 .

Ancient Corduba / modern Córdoba (in Spanish) is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. Its population in 2007 was 323,600.
In 206 BC. the Romans conquered the old Iberian settlement located on the Guadalquivir river. It was refounded in 169 BC (Roman times) as Corduba by Claudius Marcellus. In year 46 BC, city was renamed as Colonia Patricia, and it population gets the Roman citizenship. Corduba was the capital of the Roman province of Hispania Ulterior Baetica.
Later, it occupied an important place in the Provincia Hispaniae of the Byzantine Empire (552-572) and during the Visigoth period 572-716.
It was captured in 716 by the Muslims, and Cordova became capital during the Umayyad Caliphate, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants in the tenth century, was the largest city in Western Europe and, perhaps, in the world. In the 10th century, Cordova – called قرطبة (Qurţuba) in Arabic – was a great cultural, political and economic centre.
In 1236 it was captured by Fernando III ("El Santo"), king of Castilia.

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