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Live auction - bga_388862 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Statère de billon, classe I au nez droit

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Statère de billon, classe I au nez droit AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 15:13:41
Type : Statère de billon, classe I au nez droit
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 6,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Statère sur un flan un peu court et irrégulier, avec des types assez bien centrés et de frappe vigoureuse. Patine de collection ancienne, avec d’infimes concrétions vertes et rouges
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Burgan du 3 septembre 1994, n° 149 et d’une importante collection de monnaies armoricaines

Obverse


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 réaliste, l’œil est en amande.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Au droit, en bord de flan, on distingue les petites boucles qui terminent les mèches.
Avers d’un style très particulier, se rapprochant du bga_273555.

Historical background


Coriosolites (Region Corseul, Cotes d'Armor)

(Second - first century BC)

The Coriosolites were a Armorican people, located in the present department of Côtes-d'Armor. They had for neighbors Osismes, the Venetians, the Namnètes and suction drains. It was a seafaring people whose main port seems to have been Alet. Their name is still preserved in that of Corseul. They played an important role in trade with the island Britain, participated in the campaign of 57 BC and were submitted by Crassus. The following year, they still participated in the revolt led by the Armorican Veneti with Unelles and Lexovii, all crushed by Caesar. In 52 BC, the Coriosolites participated in the quota of twenty thousand men that Armoricans sent to clear 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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