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Spain, Castulo: AE As, 150-100 BC 29.98gm, 35.0mm. Obv: Diademed head of young man right. Rev: Helmeted Sphinx standing right, left foreleg raised, star to upper right, monogram to lower right; in exergue, KASTELO in Iberian script. Burgos 878; Villaronga 332; SNG Munich 217f. G: gVF, gorgeous patina. Excellent preservation for type. S: Apollo Numismatics 6/17/09

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Thanks, William. It's not a type I know a lot about or have seen often, but it is large, delightfully old, interesting with the Iberian text, and has a depiction of a griffin I have also never seen. -c
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