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bga_833066 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Quart de statère de billon, classe III au sanglier

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Quart de statère de billon, classe III au sanglier XF/AU
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Type : Quart de statère de billon, classe III au sanglier
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 1,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court et bien centré. Tête agréable au droit malgré quelques faiblesse et une marque de démonétisation. Joli revers détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Monnaie provenant de la collection André Libaud


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête humaine à droite, chevelure en trois rouleaux, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches en forme de S, le nez en trompette, l’œil rond.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval stylisé, à tête aviforme, galopant à droite ; au-dessus, restes de la tête de l'aurige et bras tendu ; entre les jambes, un sanglier à droite.


Marque de démonétisation au droit.

Historical background

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Coriosolites were an Armorican people, settled in the current department of Côtes-d'Armor. They had for neighbors the Osismes, the Vénètes, the Namnètes and the Redons. They were a seafaring people whose main port seems to have been Alet. Their name is still preserved today in that of Corseul. They played an important role in trade with insular Britain, took part in the campaign of 57 BC and were subjugated by Crassus. The following year, they again participated in the revolt of the Armoricans under the leadership of the Veneti with the Unelles and the Lexoviens, all crushed by Caesar. In 52 BC, the Coriosolites participated in the contingent of twenty thousand men that the Armoricans sent to free Vercingetorix, besieged in Alesia. Caesar (BG. II, 34; III, 7, 11; VII, 75). Pliny (HN IV, 107) Kruta: 108, 355, 366.

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