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E-auction 457-369138 - bga_716656 - DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux volutes cruciformes, lourd

DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux volutes cruciformes, lourd XF/VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 14 €
End of the sale : 17 January 2022 14:08:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Potin aux volutes cruciformes, lourd
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Dreux (28)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Weight : 3,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec de jolis détails. Présence de concrétions, patine verte
Catalogue references :


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


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

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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