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bga_517429 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Denier au glaive et à la roue

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Denier au glaive et à la roue AU
420.00 €(Approx. 504.00$ | 365.40£)
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Type : Denier au glaive et à la roue
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,80 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Droit décentré mais très beau revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection du docteur C.M

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche ; les cheveux disposés en trois mèches ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval sexué libre au pas à gauche ; au-dessus un glaive ; sous le poitrail, une roue.

Commentary


Ce type à la roue au revers à la place de l’annelet reste rarissime ! C’est la première fois que nous en présentons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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