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Live auction - bga_640462 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORII (Area of Perigueux) Drachme "type de Belvès", S. 215

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORII (Area of Perigueux) Drachme  type de Belvès , S. 215 XF/AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 1 300 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 15:42:15
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme "type de Belvès", S. 215
Date: Ier siècle av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,72 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Droit présentant une usure assez importante mais un revers très agréable avec des types presque complet
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, la chevelure faite de longues boucles en esses inversées descendant au-dessous du cou ; œil de face très ovalisé ; oreille ; bouche et nez bouletés de deux points chacun ; collier de perles sous la joue, au sommet d'un cou rectangulaire et long ; très fort menton globulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée à quatre cantons : rouelle au 1er canton ; annelet centré au 2ème ; hache au 3ème et point cerclé au 4ème.

Historical background


PÉTROCORES (near Périgueux)

(First century BC)

The Pétrocoriens or Pétrocores whose territory lay between the Dordogne and the Vézère the current Dordogne (Périgord old) had Périgueux capital. They were part of Celtic Gaul and then be attached to Aquitaine. They appear late as Nitiobroges at the final stage of the Gallic Wars. They provided a contingent of 5,000 men to the army of relief. Strabo reported that Pétrocores were very good and metallurgists working iron. Sources: Caesar (Bg. VII, 75, Strabo IV, 2, 2).

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