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E-auction 558-491906 - bga_879160 - GALLIA BELGICA - LEUCI (Area of Toul) Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ib

GALLIA BELGICA - LEUCI (Area of Toul) Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ib XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:09:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ib
Date: c. 75-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,74 g.
Coments on the condition:
Beau potin à l’usure superficielle et régulière. Patine gris sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête ceinte d’un bandeau à gauche, la chevelure indiquée par trois mèches, le cou par deux petits traits.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Sanglier enseigne à gauche, la queue recourbée ; hampe en forme de croix partant du centre de la ligne d’exergue.


Variété avec une croix oblique au revers.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Leuques are mentioned only once in the Gallic Wars. Their neighbors were the Médiomatriques, the Lingons and the Séquanes. The Leuques as well as the Séquanes and the Lingones provided Caesar with wheat when the Roman army stopped at Vesontio (Besançon) to refuel before facing the Germans of Ariovistus (58 BC). Caesar (BG. I, 40).

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