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E-auction 555-487014 - bga_881858 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Statère de billon, classe IVa au nez orné

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Statère de billon, classe IVa au nez orné XF/AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 04 December 2023 14:12:40
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Statère de billon, classe IVa au nez orné
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et éclaté, mieux centré au revers qu’au droit. Beaux détails au niveau du cheval? Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête humaine à droite, chevelure en trois rouleaux, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches en forme d’S, le nez non pointé et doublé à droite par un ornement d’un motif androcéphale, l’œil ovale.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale bridé, galopant à droite ; au-dessus, restes de la tête de l'aurige ; entre les jambes, une lyre.


Porte le numéro 56 au droit à l’encre noire. La lyre du revers est commune aux classes VIb, V et IV. Cette classe IV se distingue en deux variétés, a ou b, selon l’ornementation du nez qui peut même devenir androcéphale (var. a). Sur cet exemplaire, le nez androcéphale est bien net.

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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