+ Filters
New Search
Filters
Available Exact wording Only in the title
E-shopLoading...
GradeLoading...
PriceLoading...

Live auction - bga_472233 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze CALIAGIID à l’aiglon

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze CALIAGIID à l’aiglon AU
You must sign-in and be an approved bidder to bid, Login to bid. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register.Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private live auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the Live auction FAQ

All winning bids are subject to a 12% buyer’s fee.
Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:49:07
Type : Bronze CALIAGIID à l’aiglon
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec des types centrés au droit et au revers, sur un flan large. Frappe vigoureuse. Patine gris vert, assez homogène
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
C’est le n° 327 de MONNAIES 61

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste féminin à gauche, les cheveux longs ; le cou orné d'un torque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CALIAGIID.
Reverse description : Aigle et aiglon à gauche, les ailes déployées, légende à droite et au-dessus de l’aigle.

Commentary


Exemplaire aux types de bon style et finement détaillés, avec la légende CALIAGIID très incomplète en bord de flan.

Historical background


Bituriges CUBES (Area of ​​Bourges)

(Second - first century BC)

Bituriges Cubes were one of the most powerful nations of the Celtic. Their territory extended over a portion of Bourbonnais, Touraine and Berry, the current departments of Cher, Indre and part of the Allier. Their capital was the oppidum Avaricum (Bourges). Loire separated Aedui and Carnutes. They also had neighbors Pictones the Lemovices and Arverni. According to the account of Livy, the king of Bituriges Ambigat reigned throughout the unified Gaul in the sixth century before J. C-. and had sent his two nephews, and Bellovesus Sigovesus, one in Italy and one in the East, found the Gallic Empire a century later, extended over Britain, Central Europe (except Switzerland), northern Italy and the greater part of the Danube. Before the Gallic Wars, Bituriges were customers Éduens and a contingent of Boii was installed on their territory. Their main wealth came from livestock and iron mines that had brought wealth and prosperity. In 52 J. C-. , They supported Vercingetorix. They were defeated at Genabum (Orléans) by Caesar. Vercingetorix pushed to practice the technique of scorched earth. And they destroyed more than twenty oppida but refused the same to their capital, Avaricum (Bourges). Caesar besieged the oppidum, defended by thirty thousand and ten thousand allies Bituriges. The city was taken and burned, only eight hundred soldiers were able to escape, while the garrison and population were massacred. Caesar found abundant reserves which enabled him to spend the winter and prepare for the campaign next spring. However, Bituriges have provided a contingent of twelve thousand men to the relief army of the Gallic coalition during the siege of Alesia. Early 51 before J. C-. Caesar led a new campaign in Bituriges who submitted very quickly. A few weeks later, they intervened to Caesar to fight against Carnutes. Caesar (BG. I, 18, VII, 5, 8, 9, 11-13, 15, 21, 29, 75, 90, VIII, 2, 3, 4, 11). Strabo (G. IV, 2). Livy (HR. V, 34, 35). Pliny (HN. , IV. 109). Ptolemy (G. II, 7). Kruta: 68-70, 145, 186-187, 212-213, 240, 334, 344, 360.

By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.

x