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bga_578393 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Potin

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Potin AU
180.00 €(Approx. 212.40$ | 160.20£)
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Type : Potin
Date: c. 80-60 AC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 2,41 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Potin cassé mais suffisamment complet pour être identifié
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée et stylisée à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite ; au-dessus, trois globules.


Type que nous présentons pour la première fois. Dans un article à paraître de Karim Méziane et Andréas Gaumann, ce rare potin serait aujourd’hui attribuable à un pagus situé entre l’Angoumois et la Saintonge. L’attribution aux Lémovices serait donc erronée !.

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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