IBERIA. (Pre-Roman Spain) - los celtiberos / Numancia / Spain.. The falcata is a type of sword typical of the pre-Roman Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal). The falcata was used to great effect by the armies of Carthage in their wars against Rome. Roman armies in the Second Punic War and later, during the Conquest of Hispania, were surprised by the quality of these weapons, used by Iberian mercenaries and warriors.
Celt-Iberian bronze horse standard, from the necropolis of Numancia, Soria, Spain / circa BCE / The Iberians were a set of peoples that Greek and Roman sources identified with that name in the eastern and southern coasts of the Iberian peninsula.
Iberian warrior surrounded by an impressive array of weapons. The Iberian and Celtiberian warrior were extremely well armed as this illustration suggests. The famous Iberian sword was so good it was adopted by the Roman army after the first Punic war.