The development of the Roman provinces on the Iberian Peninsula (2nd cent. BC – 5th cent. AD)
Their acquisition of the Iberian Peninsula brought the Carthaginians territories of enormous economic importance. Quite apart from the products of the fertility of the land, mineral wealth was particularly striking, especially in the south, the future Hispania Baetica. Here were precious gems, gold, silver, iron, tin and lead: the makings of an expansive overseas trade.