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bga_720289 - GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Quinaire AVIACOS, classe II anépigraphe

GALLIA - LEMOVICES (Area of Limoges) Quinaire AVIACOS, classe II anépigraphe XF
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Type : Quinaire AVIACOS, classe II anépigraphe
Date: c. 100-50 BC.
Mint name / Town : Limoges (87)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,04 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan ovale, avec une jolie tête au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, la chevelure en petites mèches ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant sur une ligne d’exergue ; un oiseau en guise d’aurige ; légende dégénérée sous l’exergue.

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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