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Live auction - bga_458818 - GALLIA - CALETI (Area of Pays de Caux) Quart de statère aux lignes entremêlées

GALLIA - CALETI (Area of Pays de Caux) Quart de statère aux lignes entremêlées AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 1 313 €
Maximum bid : 1 313 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:52:15
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Quart de statère aux lignes entremêlées
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Weight : 1,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Quart de statère avec des types complets et de frappe vigoureuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lignes entremêlées.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval aux extrémités bouletées bondissant à gauche ; derrière, les restes de l'aurige avec le timon posé verticalement ; sous le cheval, une lyre couchée à gauche et un globule.

Commentary


Cet avers présente seulement quelques lignes entremêlées alors que d’autres en ont une multitude. Ce coin précis de droit n’est pas représenté dans l’ouvrage de J. Sills, mais le globule sous la lyre au revers se retrouve sur le n° 348, planche 11..

Historical background


Caletes (Pays de Caux)

(III - II century BC)

The Calètes people of Belgium were sometimes considered Armoricans. They occupied a part of the present department of Seine-Maritime with Caux and Bray. They had for neighbors Veliocasses the Bellovaci they were customers and Ambiens. The Calètes have provided a contingent of ten thousand Belgian coalition led by the Bellovaci in 57 BC In 52 BC, they participated with seven armoricains people to send twenty thousand men for the army of relief for delivering Alesia. In 51 BC, they took part in the revolt of the Belgian people, led by the Bellovaci. Two of their main oppida were in Bracquemont and Fécamp. In Roman times, their capital was Juliobona Lillebonne. Caesar (Bg. II, 4, VII, 75, VIII, 8). Strabo (G. IV, 1) Pliny (HN. IV, 107). Ptolemy (G. II, 8). Kruta: 70.

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