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bga_764098 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Hémistatère d’or à l’aigle, tête à gauche

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Hémistatère d’or à l’aigle, tête à gauche AU/AU
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Type : Hémistatère d’or à l’aigle, tête à gauche
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau portrait. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée, à gauche ; la joue tatouée d’une croix, une mèche de cheveux devant le front.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Aigle à droite, une croix inscrite dans une rouelle perlée dans ses serres ; un croissant au-dessus de l’aile.

Commentary


Les monnaies de la Série 505 A du Nouvel Atlas sont toujours très rares et il semble que leur classement ait encore besoin d’être affiné. Avec la joue marquée d’un croissant, ce type correspond à la classe III.
Au revers, le croissant est magnifique, il correspond parfaitement à la description du DT 2571 et l’aigle tient bien la rouelle dans sa serre.
Monnaie de la plus grande rareté dans un état de conservation exceptionnel, manquant à la plupart des collections.

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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