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bga_875023 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Quart de statère de billon, classe Vb

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Quart de statère de billon, classe Vb VF
175.00 €(Approx. 187.25$ | 150.50£)
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Type : Quart de statère de billon, classe Vb
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,51 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Joli quart sur un flan court et centré. Une marque de démonétisation est à noter au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête humaine à droite, chevelure en rouleaux, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches en forme d’S, le nez en crosse, l’œil ovale, cordons perlés devant le visage.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale bridé, galopant à droite ; au-dessus, restes de la tête de l'aurige et hampe pointée ; entre les jambes, une lyre penchée ; devant le cheval, une croix.

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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