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bga_535650 - MIDDLE LOIRE Potin dégénéré aux croissants, tête à droite

MIDDLE LOIRE Potin dégénéré aux croissants, tête à droite XF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.00$ | 63.75£)
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Type : Potin dégénéré aux croissants, tête à droite
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin particulièrement dégénéré mais dans un métal agréable à la patine grise, piquée au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


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

Historical background


MIDDLE LOIRE

(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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