Cheste ( Valencian: Xest) is a municipality in the of comarca Hoya de Buñol in the Valencian Community, Spain, located 26 km from the capital Valencia.
History [ edit ]
According to the Valencian historian
Escolano, the first settlers of the region of Cheste were members of Iberian tribes belonging to the old . This view is supported by numerous remains, particularly those of Edetania El Castillarejo (Iberian ceramics and spear points from the Bronze Age).
Cheste hoard, a cache of gold jewellery and silver coins, was discovered in the locality of La Safa in 1864. The presence of Carthaginian coinage issued by the Barcids alongside an early Roman implies the hoard dates to around the time of the denarius Second Punic War.  
About five kilometers to the east of the town is the "
Circuit de Valencia", a motor sport race track which hosts the Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix since 1999.
Bordering Localities [ edit ]
Chiva, Gestalgar, Bugarra, Pedralba, Vilamarxant, Riba-roja de Túria, and Loriguilla
External links [ edit ]
^ Crawford, Michael H. (2001). . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 29. Roman Republican Coinage ISBN 9780521074926.
^ van Alfen, Peter G.; Almagro-Gorbea, Martín; Ripollès, Pere Pau (2008). "A New Celtiberian Hacksilber Hoard, c. 200 BCE". American Journal of Numismatics. 20: 265–293 – via JSTOR.