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bga_538256 - DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux volutes cruciformes

DUROCASSIS (Area of Dreux) Potin aux volutes cruciformes VF/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Potin aux volutes cruciformes
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Dreux (28)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20 mm
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Beau potin recouvert d’une patine verte. Joli revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 1997


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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