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Live auction - bga_703258 - GALLIA BELGICA - MORINI (coastal area of the English Channel and the North Sea) Quart de statère au bateau, uniface

GALLIA BELGICA - MORINI (coastal area of the English Channel and the North Sea)  Quart de statère au bateau, uniface AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 370 €
Maximum bid : 520 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 16:01:19
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Quart de statère au bateau, uniface
Date: c. 70-50 AC.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 11 mm
Weight : 1,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Quart sur un flan large. Droit lisse, mais revers de frappe vigoureuse avec le type complet et bien centré
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lisse.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : “Arbre” flanqué de deux symboles ornementaux horizontaux ; au-dessous, ligne brisée en forme de faucille avec deux symboles en forme de croissant et de gamma minuscule.


Ce type précis constitue la var. uniface 1 de la classe II “à l’arbre et à la ligne brisée” selon le Nouvel Atlas, et la classe II, uniface en or jaune, de la RN 1996..

Historical background

Morini (Littoral Region of the Channel and the North Sea)

(Second - first century BC)

The Morini, people of Belgian Gaul, were located by the sea between Etaples and Bruges on current department of Pas-de-Calais and northern France and parts of maritime Flanders and Zealand. They had for neighbors Ambiens, Atrebates and Menapii. They participated in the coalition Belgian peoples 57 BC, led by Bellovaci. They provided a contingent of twenty-five thousand men. In 56 BC, they adhered to the maritime coalition of the Veneti. Caesar led an expedition against the Morini and Menapii which ended in failure. However, it is Portus Itius (Boulogne-sur-Mer), placed on their territory, Caesar sailed to invade the island of Britain. After 54 BC, Caesar imposed the Atrebatian Commios like to Morini King to thank him for his help and support during two expeditions to Britain. In 52 BC, the Morini furnished a contingent of five thousand men to the relief army. One of their seems to have been oppida Taruenna (Therouanne). Caesar (Bg. II, 4, III, 9, 28, IV, 21, 22, 37, 38, V 24; VII, 75, 76).

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