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Live auction - bga_714767 - MEDIOMATRICI, Unspecified Quart de statère au pégase

MEDIOMATRICI, Unspecified Quart de statère au pégase AU/XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 000 €
Maximum bid : 1 000 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 16:00:19
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quart de statère au pégase
Date: IIe siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,8 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, une jolie tête bien détaillée au droit et un joli revers visible dans son intégralité
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête chevelue à droite, aux mèches ondulées et tirées en arrière.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval ailé à droite, un globule irrégulier sous les jambes avant ; une ligne d'exergue au-dessus de deux lignes perlées.

Commentary


Au revers, les deux lignes de globules simulent une légende. Ce type est relativement rare, surtout dans ce genre d'état de conservation, bien que 100 exemplaires soient recensés par S. Scheers !
Présence de fissures au droit et au revers, monnaie qui est donc assez fragile mais bien complète !.

Historical background


Médiomatriques, Uncertain

(Second - first century BC)

The Médiomatriques was a very powerful people of Gaul Belgium. They were heavily Romanized and owed their wealth to the salt trade. They were installed on the Moselle and controlled part of the Vosges and Alsace. They had for neighbors Treviri the Remi, Lingones, Leuques and Séquanes. They provided a quota of five thousand men for the army of relief for free Alesia. Their main oppidum was Divodurum (Metz). Caesar (Bg. IV, 10; VII, 75).

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