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bga_295442 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze VANDIINOS

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze VANDIINOS AU
220.00 €(Approx. 261.80$ | 191.40£)
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Type : Bronze VANDIINOS
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Beau bronze avec un revers complet mais un droit décentré. Patine verte, un peu poreuse par endroits
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


La légende VANDIINOS est bien visible sur cet exemplaire.

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..

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