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bga_351790 - HELVETII - VINDELICI (Germania, currently South Germany) Denier d'argent au rameau

HELVETII - VINDELICI (Germania, currently South Germany) Denier d argent au rameau XF
150.00 €(Approx. 162.00$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Denier d'argent au rameau
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Weight : 1,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier avec un avers confus mais un revers presque complet. patine grise et poreuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à gauche, très stylisée.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, l'encolure perlée ; un globule au-dessus de la croupe.

Commentary


Au XIXe siècle ce denier était attribué aux "Sénons émigrés" ; il est désormais attribué à l'Allemagne du Sud et plus récemment aux Helvètes.

Historical background


Helvetii / VINDELICI uncertain (Switzerland, Germany Current South)

(Second century BC - first century AD)

The Vindelici were considered a people of Celtic origin. Maybe they controlled the sources of the Rhine and the Lake of Constance and the Inn Valley. They had for neighbors the Helvetii and Boii. Their main oppidum was Brigantion (Bregenz). They were not submitted by Tiberius during the campaign of 15 BC Strabo (iv. 3, 6, VII, 1, 5), Pliny (HN. III, 133), Tacitus (Year II, 17 ) Ptolemy (G. II, 12). Kruta: 69.

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