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Live auction - bga_719851 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Quinaire au rameau et au croissant

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Quinaire au rameau et au croissant XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 410 €
Maximum bid : 477 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:56:02
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Quinaire au rameau et au croissant
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 0,98 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée frappée sur un flan large, avec de jolis détails au niveau de l’iconographie du droit et du revers. Une belle patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche ; les cheveux disposés en trois mèches.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval sexué libre au pas à gauche ; au-dessus un rameau ; sous le poitrail, un croissant.


Cette division est excessivement rare. Un seul autre exemplaire est connu, inédit jusqu’à la parution du Nouvel Atlas Tome III, n° 3438A.

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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