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bga_359332 - CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d'Armor) Statère de billon, classe Vb

CORIOSOLITÆ (Area of Corseul, Cotes d Armor) Statère de billon, classe Vb VF
160.00 €(Approx. 174.40$ | 132.80£)
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Type : Statère de billon, classe Vb
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Saint-Brieuc (22)
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 5,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Statère bien identifiable, avec des types centrés. Patine grise et granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


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 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.

Commentary


La classe Vb est probablement une des mieux représentées de tout le monnayage coriosolite.

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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