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Live auction - bga_612852 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Bronze PIXTILOS classe IX au lion

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Bronze PIXTILOS classe IX au lion AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 410 €
Maximum bid : 420 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:35:13
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Bronze PIXTILOS classe IX au lion
Date: c. 40-30 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire recouvert d’une magnifique patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : PIXTILOS.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et drapé à gauche ; le cou est orné d’un torque ; légende devant le visage, suivie au-dessus du front d’un annelet pointé accosté de part et d’autre d’un annelet.


Reverse legend : PIXTILOS.
Reverse description : Lion à gauche, la queue enroulée au-dessus du dos accostée de part et d'autre d'un annelet pointé, grènetis.


Les bronzes de cette classe IX sont très rares, mais curieusement il semble qu’il y ait proportionnellement plus de monnaies de cette classe dans un état de conservation exceptionnel... est-ce une frappe plus récente ou un métal qui se prête plus à des reliefs vigoureux et à une meilleure conservation ?.

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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