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bga_535209 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Drachme, avers et revers à droite

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Drachme, avers et revers à droite AU/AU
450.00 €(Approx. 535.50$ | 400.50£)
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Type : Drachme, avers et revers à droite
Date: c. 80-60 AC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan bien centré. Très beau revers fin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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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