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bga_912630 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Obole au carnyx

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Obole au carnyx AU
900.00 €(Approx. 981.00$ | 765.00£)
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Type : Obole au carnyx
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,42 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Jolie obole bien centré au revers et légèrement décentré au droit, très bien venue à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête aquitanique à droite.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite ; un carnyx au-dessus ; un annelet pointé au-dessous.


Cette petite obole s’insère dans la série 1286 pour “les fractions en argent des peuples de l’ouest”, mais se rapproche aussi de la série 1070 “bi-métallique type au carnyx” (bien que celle-ci ne comprenne pas d’oboles).

Historical background

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

Celtic people who left their name in Limoges and Limousin. The origin of its name comes once again from lemo or limo which can be translated as elm. Skilled traders, specialized in export, they were perhaps the secret allies of the Romans which could explain Caesar's silence on this people who nevertheless extended their power to the Atlantic coasts. Nevertheless, Caesar estimates at ten thousand men the Lemovice contingent sent against him to clear Alesia in 52 BC. After the conquest, from 50 BC, Caesar would have installed several Roman camps on the Lemovice territory in order to be able to monitor the Arvernian territory. Caesar (BG. VII, 4, 75, 88). Strabo (G. IV, 2, 2).

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