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E-auction 27-8473 - bga_217949 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - LONGOSTALETES (Area of Narbonne) Drachme “au style languedocien”, S. 291

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - LONGOSTALETES (Area of Narbonne) Drachme “au style languedocien”, S. 291 VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 15:16:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Drachme “au style languedocien”, S. 291
Date: IIe siècle av. J.-C
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Weight : 3,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et irrégulier. Droit et revers issus de coins très usés. fine patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, la chevelure en trois rangées de petites mèches ; oreille et collier peu apparent ; dauphins supposés devant le visage.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons, chacun ornés d'une lunule ; une oreille au 2e canton et une fine hache à gauche au 3e canton.

Commentary


La croix est bouletée au centre.
Sur cet exemplaire, la tête est difficilement identifiable ; elle est du même type que la drachme bga_185620 ou la S. 291 de MONNAIES XXIII (n° 730, vendue au prix de départ sur un ordre de 1250€).

Historical background


LONGOSTALÈTES (Region Narbonne)

(Second - first century BC)

The people who occupied the greater part of the departments of Aude and Herault is quoted or Ptolemy or Strabo, or Caesar. Their coinage is only known by the treasures of Béziers (Hérault) discovered in 1871 and contained between 750 and 800 currencies Languedoc style and that of Moussan in Aude, discovered in 1967 and contained 28 drachmas style " Languedoc ".

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