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bga_518695 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Denier au sanglier et à la croisette

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Denier au sanglier et à la croisette AU
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Type : Denier au sanglier et à la croisette
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,37 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale avec un beau droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 sanglier ; sous le poitrail, une croisette. Grènetis.

Commentary


Pour ce revers au sanglier, qui constitue le Type IV du Nouvel Atlas, il y a deux symboles différents entre les jambes du cheval ; une croisette, comme sur cet exemplaire, et un annelet.

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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