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bga_503390 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Potin à la tête diabolique et au loup

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Potin à la tête diabolique et au loup XF
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Type : Potin à la tête diabolique et au loup
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,02 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière avec un beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête chevelue à gauche, un globule en forme de goutte dans la bouche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Loup stylisé et sexué à gauche, la queue entre les pattes et une croisette au-dessus du dos.

Commentary


Ce type de potin est nettement plus rare que les traditionnels potins à la tête diabolique. Il s'en distingue par le globule en forme de goutte au droit et par le loup au lieu du taureau au revers.
Sur cet exemplaire, le revers est si net que l’on distingue les cotes de l’animal !
La croisette du revers serait-elle le vestige de celle qui orne le petit potin turon à la tête bouclée et à la croisette ? A moins que ce ne soit l’inverse et que le revers de ce rare potin ait servi de prototype au potin turon ?.

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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