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bga_400192 - GALLIA BELGICA - LINGONES (Area of Langres) Potin OYINDIA à la tête janiforme - à gauche

GALLIA BELGICA - LINGONES (Area of Langres) Potin OYINDIA à la tête janiforme - à gauche XF
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Price : 200.00 €
Type : Potin OYINDIA à la tête janiforme - à gauche
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Weight : 3,03 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Beau potin assez fortement stylisé, sur un flan régulier avec des types complets. Patine sombre
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux visages en tête-bêche à gauche, de part et d’autre d’un bandeau vertical.


Reverse legend : OYIN/DIA.
Reverse description : Sanglier enseigne à gauche surmontant la légende.


L'épigraphie du revers est très variée sur ces potins ; d'une légende OYINDIA complètement lisible à un dessin géométrique sans aucune lecture possible.
Cet exemplaire présente non seulement une très belle épigraphie au revers, mais le droit a la rare particularité d’avoir des têtes orientées à gauche ! Les potins de cette série avec la tête à gauche sont exceptionnels.

Historical background

Lingones (Region Langres)

(Second - first century BC)

Lingons the territory was vast, straddling the current department of Haute-Marne and part of the Côte d'Or, Yonne and Aube. Their capital was located in Langres. They were surrounded by Séquanes the Mandubii, Leuques, the Remi, the Suessiones the Sénons and Aedui. It was one of the largest civitas of Gaul. Langres, who kept their name seems to have been one of their oppida. Allies of the Romans, they did not participate in the war. The Helvetii, upon retirement after the defeat of Bibracte, crossed the lingon territory. And in 52 BC, they are not sent emissaries, not associèrent is to revolt and did not participate in the relief army sent to Vercingetorix. In contrast, in 51 BC, they provided a contingent of cavalry to the Romans to fight Bellovaci and Belgians. They remained faithful to the Roman alliance. They are mentioned several times in Caesar's Commentaries. Caesar (Bg. I, 26, 40, IV, 10, VI, 44, VII, 9, 63, 66, VIII, 11). Kruta: 21 111, 184, 187, 201, 251.

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