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E-auction 66-31463 - bga_323843 - DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux croisettes, coiffure aux globules

DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux croisettes, coiffure aux globules VF/XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:24:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin aux croisettes, coiffure aux globules
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Dreux (28)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin d’un type assez rare, sur un flan irrégulier. Le droit et le revers sont complets et bien identifiables, mais en faible relief avec une patine verte foncé, hétérogène et un peu poreuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, les cheveux représentés par trois lignes enroulées ; bas du cou visible.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Trois croisettes disposées en triangle entre deux lignes courbes ; au-dessus, trois points en triangle ; ligne de sol constituée de traits verticaux.

Commentary


Au droit, la coiffure avec deux rangées de globules correspond à la variété 2 du "type de Bû".

Historical background


Durocasses (Region Dreux)

(Second - first century BC)

The Durocasses are not mentioned by Caesar in the Gallic Wars. They seem to have emancipated from the tutelage Carnute quite late, like that of Sénons Parisii. Their name means "fortified hill warriors".

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