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bga_329405 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze VANDIINOS à l’aigle

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze VANDIINOS à l’aigle XF/AU
190.00 €(Approx. 228.00$ | 165.30£)
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Type : Bronze VANDIINOS à l’aigle
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bronze bien identifiable, avec des types bien centrés mais un avers un peu mou. Patine sombre, un peu piquetée par endroits
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste féminin à gauche, les cheveux longs ; le cou orné d'un torque, grènetis.


Reverse legend : VANDIINOS.
Reverse description : Aigle de face, les ailes déployées, accosté de trois annelets centrés et d’un pentagramme.

Historical background

Bituriges CUBES (Area of ​​Bourges)

(Second - first century BC)

The territory of Bituriges Cubes extended over a portion of Bourbonnais, Touraine and Berry. Their capital was the oppidum Avaricum (Bourges). Loire separated Aedui and Carnutes. In 52 BC, they maintained that 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 Bituriges allies. The city was taken and burned, only eight hundred soldiers were able to escape, while the garrison and the population was massacred. However, Bituriges have provided a contingent of twelve thousand men to the relief army of the Gallic coalition during the siege of Alesia. At the beginning of 51 BC, Caesar led a new campaign in Bituriges who submitted very quickly.. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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