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bga_637993 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Statère de billon, classe IVa

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Statère de billon, classe IVa XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Statère de billon, classe IVa
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce type inhabituel. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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, pointu, l’œil ovale.

Reverse


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.

Commentary


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


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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