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bga_241060 - MIDDLE LOIRE Potin dégénéré aux croissants, tête à droite

MIDDLE LOIRE Potin dégénéré aux croissants, tête à droite VF/XF
60.00 €(Approx. 64.20$ | 50.40£)
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Type : Potin dégénéré aux croissants, tête à droite
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Weight : 3,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin complet et homogène avec une patine sombre
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Ce potin provient de la collection P. Gendre et est indiqué provenir de Vendeuil-Caply, Mont Catelet (60)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée (?), accostée de chaque côté d'un croissant.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Restes d'un quadrupède passant (à droite ?), entre deux petits croissants.


Avec une tête confuse au droit et ce revers bien caractéristique avec les deux croissants, ce potin correspond au DT. 2628.

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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