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bga_479615 - LEXOVII (Area of Lisieux) Bronze LIXOVIATIS au cheval et à la rouelle

LEXOVII (Area of Lisieux) Bronze LIXOVIATIS au cheval et à la rouelle AU
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Type : Bronze LIXOVIATIS au cheval et à la rouelle
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très jolie monnaie bien centrée avec un beau droit. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LIXOVIATI-S.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite avec des mèches longues tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [LIXOVIATIS].
Reverse description : Cheval au cou fourchu galopant à droite ; au-dessus du cheval, épi de blé sur sa tige, accosté de deux globules ; une rouelle sous le cheval.

Commentary


Ce bronze est copié sur le denier de la gens Calpurnia, Lucius ou Caius Calpurnius Frugi qui furent respectivement monétaires en 90 avant J.-C. (RCV. 235 = RRC. 340) et en 67 avant J.-C. (RCV. 348 = RRC. 408).
La légende LIXOVIATIS est complètement hors flan au revers.

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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