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Live auction - bga_705837 - CENTER, UNSPECIFIED Bronze à l'aigle (semis ou quadrans), imitation

CENTER, UNSPECIFIED Bronze à l aigle (semis ou quadrans), imitation AU/XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:53:26
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Bronze à l'aigle (semis ou quadrans), imitation
Date: c. 15-10 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze dans un état exceptionnel pour cette série souvent très fruste. Le droit est dans un état extraordinaire, avec une gravure, une frappe, une conservation et une patine hors du commun. Il est regrettable que le revers ne soit pas de frappe plus vigoureuse. Patine vert foncé, homogène au droit, mais avec de légères concrétions rougeâtres de surface au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire est le n° 349 vendu dans MONNAIES XV puis le n°1137 dans MONNAIES 43

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP - CAESAR.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Auguste à droite ; grènetis.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar”, (l’empereur césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [AVGVST]VS.
Reverse description : Aigle de face, la tête tournée à gauche, les ailes déployées.
Reverse translation : “Augustus”, (Augustus).

Commentary


A mi-chemin entre les monnaies romaines et les monnaies gauloises, ce rare bronze est d’un style merveilleux, avec une élégante épigraphie IMP CAESAR.
Le portrait d’Auguste est “celtisé”, avec une modification du traitement de l’œil, du nez et de la bouche.

Historical background


CENTRE, UNCERTAIN

(First century BC)

Often these monetary series eagle (RPC. = 508 RIC. 227 BN = 4730) or bull (RIC RPC. 509 = 228 = LT. 9266) were given to the imperial workshop in Lyon. This award is challenged by Celtic scholars who prefer to see it as a purely local currency. The authors of Roman Provincial Coinage would recognize auxiliary workshops, dependent on the capital of Gaul and perhaps having minted on behalf of the troops stationed in the region. In fact, it could of Romanized emissions Éduens be, Sequani or Lingons or Leuques or Treviri. The workshop or workshops that have made these species are still located north of Lyon. These workshops would then filled the same role as Vienna, Orange, Narbonne, Lyon or Nîmes thirty years earlier: the creation, supply and distribution of a little extra cash to supplement or replace the purely Celtic coinage demonetized.

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