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bga_618470 - GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Potin lourd à l’aigle et à la tête de Rome

GALLIA - CARNUTES (Beauce area) Potin lourd à l’aigle et à la tête de Rome XF
175.00 €(Approx. 204.75$ | 148.75£)
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Type : Potin lourd à l’aigle et à la tête de Rome
Date: c. 52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chartres (28)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,40 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Joli potin sur un flan ovale. Beau droit. Patine foncée avec une concrétion verte visible à 3 heures au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée de Rome à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à droite ; bourrelet périphérique.

Commentary


Nouveau prix : une diminution de 45 euros, elle passe de 220 à 175 euros.
Ce potin se rapproche des bronzes lourds à l’aigle, mais en monnaie coulée. Ce rare potin se distingue des autres par son droit avec la tête de Rome avec son casque ailé.
Le seul autre exemplaire publié semble être celui du musée de Rouen, n° 334. Une attribution aux Véliocasses pourrait être envisagée, à confirmer par un plus grand nombre de provenances. Un exemplaire a été trouvé en fouille, dans le nord de l’Orne.

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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