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bga_587226 - EDUENS, ÆDUI (BIBRACTE, Area of the Mont-Beuvray) Bronze au taureau

EDUENS, ÆDUI (BIBRACTE, Area of the Mont-Beuvray) Bronze au taureau VF
150.00 €(Approx. 162.00$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Bronze au taureau
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Autun (71)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,03 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bombé à l’usure importante, identifiable. Joli revers. Sans patine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à droite ; annelet derrière la nuque, et fer de lance devant le visage ; double grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Taureau à droite, buvant dans un petit vase posé à terre ; arbuste dans le fond derrière le taureau.

Commentary


Ce bronze est sous représenté dans les musées ; seuls quatre exemplaires à la BN et un seul à Lyon.

Historical background


EDUENS, ÆDUI (BIBRACTE, Area of the Mont-Beuvray)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Aedui (Aedui), which could be translated as the "Ardent", were certainly, after the Arverni, the most important people of Gaul. Their territory extended between Seine, Loire and Saône on the current departments of Saône-et-Loire, Nièvre, part of Côte-d'Or and Allier. They occupied a strategic position on the dividing line between the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the English Channel.. The Aedui, perpetual rivals of the Arverni, had replaced them after the end of the Arverni Empire and the defeat of 121 BC.. -VS. Loyal allies of the Romans from the start of the Second Punic War, when Hannibal passed through Gaul in 218 BC. -VS. , it is thanks to their alliance that Domitius Ahenobarbus could have justified his intervention against the Allobroges in 121 BC. -VS. They were no strangers to the Roman intervention in Gaul and the outbreak of the War. In 58 BC. -VS. , the Aedui appealed to Caesar to protect them against the Suevian invasion of Ariovistus which threatened their territory and then again to contain the Helvetian thrust. If the vergobret Liscus, principal magistrate of the Aedui, remained faithful to the Roman alliance, part of the Aedui oligarchy joined the Gallic camp with Dumnorix and Divitiacos. The Aedui remained faithful to the Roman alliance during the War, although Caesar estimated the Aedui who participated in the Gallic coalition at thirty-five thousand men.. Caesar did not hold it against them and they received citizenship directly because they were considered "consanguineous brothers of the Romans". Their oppidum was Bibracte (Mont-Beuvray), but they abandoned it in 15 BC.. -VS. to go and found Augustodunum (Autun). Caesar (BG. I, 10, 33; VII, 32, 33); Strabo (G. IV, 3). Kruta: 21, 46, 69-70, 187, 251, 348-349, 351, 359, 362, 364-365.

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