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E-auction 322-238961 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Denier CAMBOTRE

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Denier CAMBOTRE XF
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 106 €
Maximum bid : 155 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:04:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier CAMBOTRE
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire complet des deux côtés. Joli droit. Patine superficielle
Catalogue references :
LT.4131 - DT.3432 - NC3.59 - RIG.97 - ABT.438 - Sch/L.611 - Sch/D.- - Z.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche ; laurée et diadémée, le cou orné d’un collier, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CA-MBOTR-E.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche ; au-dessus une épée ; entre les jambes et au-dessus, la légende.

Commentary


La légende CA-MBOTR-E est complète sur cet exemplaire. Pour ce type de denier, il existe des variantes selon les césures de la légende autour des jambes du cheval.

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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