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Live auction - bga_612757 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Huitième de statère d’or à l’aigle, à la mèche tombant sur le front

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Huitième de statère d’or à l’aigle, à la mèche tombant sur le front AU
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 250 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:33:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Huitième de statère d’or à l’aigle, à la mèche tombant sur le front
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,94 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire de style fin au revers. Joli droit présentant une tête inhabituelle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, la chevelure en grosses mèches.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Aigle à gauche tenant un objet ovale avec deux globules dans ses serres.

Commentary


Sur les quatre huitièmes de statères illustrés dans le Nouvel Atlas, cette monnaie correspond au DT. S 2568 B, avec ce même style de droit et un revers identique.
Ce rare monnayage divisionnaire d’or est bien mieux connu depuis la parution de l’article de N. Manios dans les Cahiers de la SENA n° 190 de décembre 2011 “Les huitièmes de statère à l’aigle carnutes”.
C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente !.

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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