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bga_644905 - DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux volutes cruciformes, lourd

DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux volutes cruciformes, lourd XF
180.00 €(Approx. 196.20$ | 149.40£)
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Type : Potin aux volutes cruciformes, lourd
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Dreux (28)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Weight : 4,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan très lourd. Exemplaire à l’usure homogène et présentant un métal légèrement piqué. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, les mèches de cheveux réunies en un chignon, stylisée.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix formée de quatre volutes enroulées et bouletées.

Commentary


Exemplaire particulièrement lourd de 4,25 grammes.

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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