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bga_533537 - GALLIA BELGICA - BELLOVACI (Area of Beauvais) Bronze à l’archer agenouillé et au petit cheval

GALLIA BELGICA - BELLOVACI (Area of Beauvais) Bronze à l’archer agenouillé et au petit cheval XF
250.00 €(Approx. 272.50$ | 207.50£)
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Type : Bronze à l’archer agenouillé et au petit cheval
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Beauvais (60)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,93 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière. Joli droit. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Archer agenouillé à gauche, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant un arc de la main droite et un petit cheval sans jambes antérieures ; derrière, deux annelets centrés ; double cordon perlé.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale galopant à droite ; au-dessous, un cercle perlé centré ; derrière, un triangle évidé ; double cordon perlé.


Ce bronze est très rare ; le cheval est nettement androcéphale au revers. Le droit avec un petit cheval devant le personnage est caractéristique du DT. 319 !
Exemplaire de qualité avec l’androcéphale d’un style exceptionnel.
C’est de très loin le plus bel exemplaire que nous ayons passé en vente.

Historical background

Bellovaci (Region Beauvais)

(Second - first century BC)

The Bellovaci, people of Gaul Belgium, occupied the present department of Oise. They had for neighbors the Parisii, the Veliocasses the Calètes the Ambiens and Suessiones. Caesar (BG. VII. 59) considers Bellovaci as the "most valiant of all Gaul" tribe. Before the Gallic War, the Bellovaci were allies Éduens. In 57 before J. C-. They were the artisans of the uprising of the Belgian people, furnished a contingent of sixty thousand warriors to the coalition, but were defeated and took refuge on their oppidum Bratuspantium. In 52 J. C-. They promised a contingent of ten thousand men to the relief army. They retracted, claiming only fight the Romans. Finally, the prayer of Commius, they gave two thousand men in the coalition. The following year, before 51 J. C-. They took the last time the head of a revolt of the Belgian people. Correos, bellovaque leader, led the rebellion to fight the Romans with Atrébates the Ambiens the Aulerci Eburovices the Calètes and Veliocasses. With Atrebatian Commios Correos met Roman armies on the borders of countries and Bellovaci Suessiones. Correos was killed which put a definitive end to hostilities. The main oppidum of Bellovaci was Bratuspantium it is difficult to identify with certainty the Roman city of Caesaromagus (Beauvais). Caesar. (BG. II, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, V 46; VII, 59, 75, 90; VIII, 6, 7, 12, 14-17, 20-23, 38). Strabo (G. IV, 3-5). Pliny (HN. IV, 106). Ptolemy (G. II, 9). Kruta: 68, 351.

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