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Live auction - bga_670078 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Drachme, avers et revers à droite

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Drachme, avers et revers à droite AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:31:42
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme, avers et revers à droite
Date: c. 80-60 AC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Petite faiblesse de frappe au droit sinon magnifique exemplaire avec un revers fin et une agréable patine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, les cheveux divisés en trois grosses mèches.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à gauche ; au-dessus, tête humaine à gauche ; un annelet pointé entre les jambes.

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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