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E-auction 66-31453 - bga_323778 - LEXOVII (Area of Lisieux) Bronze au personnage de face

LEXOVII (Area of Lisieux) Bronze au personnage de face VF/XF
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Estimate : 160 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 88 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:19:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Bronze au personnage de face
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,97 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan très irrégulier et fragmentaire pour ce type rare et parfaitement identifiable

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de face avec les cheveux divisés en deux grosses mèches de part et d’autre du visage, un torque autour du cou.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite ; au-dessus du cheval, buste de face (tête du droit) et une rouelle entre les jambes.

Commentary


L’exemplaire est bien anépigraphe au droit comme le montre la présence du grènetis et le champ vide. Au revers, de chaque côté du cheval, il n’y a pas de légende.

Historical background


Lexovii (Region Lisieux)

(Second - first century BC)

The Lexovii, small Celtic people had primary Noviomagus (Lisieux) oppidum. Their territory was bounded by the hills of the Perche and the sea According to Strabo, the Lexovii were great traders, exchanging tin and lead Britain against Cornish wine and olive oil from Italy. They are mentioned several times by Caesar in his Commentaries. Lexovien the quota for the relief army sent to Alesia was included in the twenty thousand men counted for all the peoples along the ocean and "who give the Armoricans name." However, do not belong to Lexovii Armorican group. Caesar (Bg. III, 9, 11, 17, 29). Kruta: 351 366.

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