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bga_472163 - LEXOVII (Area of Lisieux) Bronze MAVPENNOS

LEXOVII (Area of Lisieux) Bronze MAVPENNOS XF
280.00 €(Approx. 327.60$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Bronze MAVPENNOS
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze avec un avers décentré mais un revers complet
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [MAVPENNOS].
Obverse description : Tête à droite, une croisette derrière la nuque et grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite, avec un bucrane au-dessus de la croupe et une tête coupée entre les jambes.

Commentary


Type rare, publié pour la première fois par P. Gendre dans les cahiers numismatiques 166 de décembre 2005.
Monnaie que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente !.

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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