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E-auction 354-267434 - CANTII - CANTIENS (Area of Kent) Potin au taureau, lignes géométriques “type L” ou “Cantian A”

CANTII - CANTIENS (Area of Kent) Potin au taureau, lignes géométriques “type L” ou “Cantian A” XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 27 January 2020 14:08:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin au taureau, lignes géométriques “type L” ou “Cantian A”
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan particulièrement mince. Joli droit. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
LT.9538 - PK.B4 - M.17 - VA.129 - BIAC.691 - S.63 - ABT.117

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête géométrique à droite, l’œil figuré par un annelet central pointé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Restes de taureau chargeant à gauche, le corps filiforme.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire est comparable au n° 1387 de MONNAIES XV, mais avec un flan large et très mince.

Historical background


Cantii - CANTIENS (Region Kent)

(First century BC)

The first mention of Cantii date from the late second century BC It gave their name to Kent. In close relationship with the mainland, mint begin in the early years of the first century BC Caesar considered the most advanced peoples of the island of Britain (Bg. V, 13 and 14). During his campaign for Britain, Caesar had fought Casivellaunus who had sent messengers to the four kings who then reigned in Kent (BG, V, 22). Dubnovellaunos, cited with Tincommius was a client king of Rome, at the time of Augustus, cited in the res gestae (RG. XXXII).

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