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E-auction 67-32063 - bga_275688 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Statère de billon, classe IVb

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Statère de billon, classe IVb VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 130 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:05:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Statère de billon, classe IVb
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan assez large mais irrégulier avec des éclatement de frappe. Types centrés mais incomplets à cause de faiblesses. Patine cristallisée, sombre et poreuse
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


Importante faiblesse de frappe en périphérie du flan. Les exemplaires de cette classe IVb sont souvent d’une fabrication peu soignée.

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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