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Live auction - bga_535206 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Drachme, avers et revers à gauche

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Drachme, avers et revers à gauche AU
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 15:53:36
Type : Drachme, avers et revers à gauche
Date: c. 80-60 AC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Jolie monnaie avec un beau revers. Patine grise
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.


La tête coupée du revers est du même type que celle de l’avers. Les monnaies de cette série sont presque toujours mal centrées et ne présentent quasiment jamais une tête complète au droit associée à un revers montrant la tête coupée et la tête du cheval ; le droit est magnifique et la tête coupée du revers est particulièrement nette et complète sur cet exemplaire.

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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