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bga_456371 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Bronze ou potin (?) à l’aigle et au sanglier

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Bronze ou potin (?) à l’aigle et au sanglier XF/VF
280.00 €(Approx. 330.40$ | 254.80£)
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Type : Bronze ou potin (?) à l’aigle et au sanglier
Date: c. 52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bronze sur un flan un peu court et irrégulier, avec un bel avers assez net et un revers un peu pus confus

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête chevelue à gauche, listel et grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Aigle de profil à droite, avec un petit sanglier entre ses serres et son bec, listel et grènetis.

Commentary


L’exemplaire n° 826 de MONNAIES 23, le plus beau que nous ayons eu, proche de cet exemplaire, avait été vendu 392€, et le bga_241297 de CELTIC II (le denier que nous ayons proposé) a été vendu 280€.
Cette monnaie est très proche, de par son droit, des bronzes SNIA (également attribués aux Carnutes). Ces deux monnaies ont l'autre point commun de faire couler beaucoup d'encre et de salive sur leur nature ; potin coulé ou bronze frappé sur un flan coulé... Toutes deux sont pourtant clairement frappées !.

Historical background


Carnutes (Beauce Region)

(Second - first century BC)

The Carnutes was one of the most important and most powerful nations of independent Gaul. Their territory stretched between the Loire and the Seine Orleans, Blois and Chartres the countries to Mantes, that is to say, most of the current departments of Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Eure-et-Loir and part of the Yvelines. Economic center was located Genabum (Orléans), but their main oppidum seems to have been Autricum (Chartres). They have participated in the legendary expedition to Italy Bellovesus. They formed the geographical center of Gaul, and long before the beginning of the Gallic Wars, Roman merchants knew the path Genabum (Orléans), while a large shopping center. The Carnutes were also known for their forest where stood the annual meeting of the Druids. At the beginning of the war, Caesar had wintered in Carnutes in 57 before J. C-. and had established himself as king Tasgetios who was assassinated in 54 before J. C-. The following year, they submit to the top 52 but before J. C-. They may be the cause of the revolt that will lift the whole of Gaul. It is possible that the conspirators found themselves in a druidic assembly. The Carnutes massacred settlers and Roman merchants Genabum (Orléans) led by Cotuatos and Conconnétodumnos. Caesar besieged the city he took, pillaged and burned, marking the beginning of hostilities. The Carnutes then furnished a contingent of twelve thousand men to the relief army to clear Alesia. After the fall of Vercingetorix, the following year, the Romans carried out a new campaign of pacification and punish the murderers of Caesar in the previous year. Caesar (BG. II. 35, V 25, 29, 56, VI, 2-4, 13, 44; VII. 2, 3, 11, 75; VIII. 4, 5, 31, 38, 46). Strabo (G. IV, 2, 3) Livy (HR. V, 34). Ptolemy (G. II, 8). Kruta: 68, 187, 334.

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