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E-auction 474-385403 - bga_734129 - BITURIGES CUBI / CARNUTES, UNSPECIFIED Potin à l’animal retourné du Loir-et-Cher

BITURIGES CUBI / CARNUTES, UNSPECIFIED Potin à l’animal retourné du Loir-et-Cher VF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 18 €
End of the sale : 16 May 2022 14:10:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Potin à l’animal retourné du Loir-et-Cher
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, jolie tête au droit. Patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, le nez très saillant, la joue se confondant avec le crâne ; chevelure en une ligne.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Animal indéterminé à droite, retournant la tête en arrière.


Ce type de droit est très proche de ceux des potins dits "aux chevrons" dont l'attribution oscille entre les Bellovaques et les Aulerques Éburovices.
Contrairement aux suppositions faites dans MONNAIES XV, ce potin est présent dans le catalogue de la BN, par Muret et Chabouillet. Mieux connue depuis l’étude qui en a été réalisée dans le CN n° 154, cette série proviendrait du Loir-et-Cher.

Historical background

Bituriges CUBES / Carnutes UNCERTAIN

(First century BC)

The traditional attribution gives this little known tidbit to Bituriges Cubes then an allocation to Carnutes is possible with regard to places of discovery. If the head resembles known mints, to sometimes distant (or bellovaque Eburovices) inspiration, the back remains enigmatic. We certainly have to deal with a local coinage of "Pagus" as we say in our jargon Celtic Simone Scheers up to evoke a mint border bordering countries and Bituriges Carnutes. After the end of the war when Gaul was completely conquered, many mints striking "necessity" have emerged to replace or supplement the monetary circulation..

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