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Live auction - bga_423755 - GALLIA BELGICA - BELLOVACI (Area of Beauvais) Bronze au coq, “type d’Hallencourt”

GALLIA BELGICA - BELLOVACI (Area of Beauvais) Bronze au coq, “type d’Hallencourt” AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 15:08:49
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Bronze au coq, “type d’Hallencourt”
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Beauvais (60)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,72 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Rare bronze d’une qualité exceptionnelle, avec des types complets sur un flan large, avec de beaux reliefs et une superbe patine vert bien stable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à droite, imitée de Rome ; à droite, une lyre ; un torque à la base du cou ; nombreux petits motifs ornementaux .

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Coq debout à droite, le corps formé d'une tête humaine barbue, et la tête stylisée ; de chaque côté, nombreux motifs ornementaux.

Commentary


Monnaie d’un type rare et encore plus rarement aussi complet ; droit et revers de qualité exceptionnelle, avec l'ensemble des types bien nets. En vingt ans, nous n’avons proposé qu’une vingtaine de bronzes de ce type, la plupart dans un état de conservation limité ; cet exemplaire est probablement l’uns des plus beaux que nous ayons rencontré ! La tête coupée du revers a même un fin collier de perles bien visible.

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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