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E-auction 67-32071 - bga_296500 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Bronze CONNO EPILLOS SEDVLLVS

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Bronze CONNO EPILLOS SEDVLLVS VF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:09:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Bronze CONNO EPILLOS SEDVLLVS
Date: c. 50 BC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,48 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Rare bronze, bien identifiable, sur un flan un peu court. Patine sombre et brillante
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONNO EPILLOS.
Obverse description : Tête à droite les cheveux relevés et ornée d’un bandeau, (collier perlé au cou) ; légende devant et derrière la tête.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, tenant une enseigne gauloise surmontée d'un petit cheval ; derrière lui, un sanglier.

Commentary


Seule la légende située devant la tête et sous le menton est visible sur notre exemplaire. Ce type de bronze est attribué aux Lémovices et plus largement au "Centre ouest".

Historical background


Lemovices (Region Limoges)

(Second - first century BC)

Celtic people who left his name in Limoges and Limousin. The origin of its name once lemo or limo which can lead elm comes again. Skilled traders, specialized in the export, they were perhaps the secret allies of the Romans, which could explain the silence of the people that Caesar yet extended its power to the Atlantic coast. Nevertheless, Caesar estimated ten thousand quota Lemovice sent against him to clear Alesia in 52 BC After the conquest, from 50 BC., Caesar would have installed several Roman camps on the territory in order to Lemovice monitor arverne territory. Caesar (Bg. VII, 4, 75, 88). Strabo (G. IV, 2, 2).

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