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bga_189009 - HELVETII - VINDELICI (Germania, currently South Germany) Denier d'argent au rameau

HELVETII - VINDELICI (Germania, currently South Germany) Denier d argent au rameau XF/VF
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Denier d'argent au rameau
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Droit centré, mais revers de frappe molle et incomplet. Patine marron dans les creux et brillante sur les parties en relief
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Astre formé de volutes ou de croissants dextrogyre ; au centre, un globule.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, l'encolure perlée.

Commentary


Le droit est bien centré, montrant le rameau. Le cheval du revers semble avoir une démarche de parade, comme sur certains deniers de Gaule Chevelue (NERCOD par exemple).

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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