Celtiberian is written in Iberian characters, which doesn't make it
easier to interpret, either...
Mag.Dr. Raimund KARL (MIFA)
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Sent: 31 August 2004 16:42
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Subject: Re: Questions re Celtic Galicia (Spain)
At 8:41 AM +0100 8/31/04, Raimund Karl wrote:
> However, most
>of the more detailed standard literature on Spanish Celts is either
>Spanish or German.
This has been my main problem. While I can translate both languages,
it takes too much time. I also have the impression that 'Celtiberian'
studies are in general behind (less well funded?) other areas of
A question I have had for awhile -
On ancient Iberian coinage, the inscriptions almost all seem related
to the Punic alphabet - with much variation (see the summary in
Burgos - sorry dont have the ref at hand). If one takes the obvious
Roman influenced coinage out, there are left some coins that have a
Celtic look and some having a Greek stylr. The inscriptions still use
a similar Punic style alphabet.
Do the non-coin inscriptions in the NW or obviously Celtic areas of
the Spanish peninsula use a similar Punic style alphabet or do they
use Greek or Latin as in the remaining continent?