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bga_848389 - MIDDLE LOIRE Potin dégénéré aux croissants et à la triskèle

MIDDLE LOIRE Potin dégénéré aux croissants et à la triskèle XF/AU
90.00 €(Approx. 96.30$ | 75.60£)
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Type : Potin dégénéré aux croissants et à la triskèle
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré. Usure plus importante au droit. Revers très bien venu à la coulée, de haut relief. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Petite tête casquée à gauche avec l'œil en creux, accostée de chaque côté d'un croissant.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Restes d'un quadrupède passant (à droite ?), surmonté d'un petit croissant et une triskèle en-dessous.


Cet exemplaire semble être très proche du DT. 2622 avec la petite triskèle au revers.

Historical background


(1st century BC)

The "so-called" degenerate crescent or crescent and triskele potin are imitations, perhaps copied from the passing bull potin (LT. 5284), formerly attributed to the Mandubians, is today reclassified as "central de Gaul". This potin is itself copied from the bronzes of Marseilles with the bull. The great diversity that can exist between different potin does not facilitate a recurring attribution. A solution could come to us from across the Channel once again. One of the examples in the Oxford museum from the collection of D. Allen is supposed to come from the camp of Amboise (Indre-et-Loire), in the Turons country. This type is reputed to come from the Chartres treasure (Blanchet, ABT. fig. 116). The maximalist "Middle Loire" attribution is valid, but not definitive.

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