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bga_698254 - NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Drachme d’argent à l'hippophore

NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Drachme d’argent à l hippophore VF
160.00 €(Approx. 180.80$ | 136.00£)
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Type : Drachme d’argent à l'hippophore
Date: c.80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nantes (44)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,83 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée frappée sur un flan ovale, avec une jolie tête au droit. Patine grise sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Petite tête à droite, entourée de cordons perlés, la chevelure stylisée.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale galopant à droite conduit par un aurige étendant la main droite ; entre les pattes du cheval, hippophore.

Historical background


Namnètes (Nantes Area)

(Second - first century BC)

Armorican people, the Namnètes were installed at the mouth of the Loire, whose separated during the Pictones. Their name is preserved by the city of Nantes. Their maritime role seems to have been important, and they participated in the operations against the Romans in 56 BC and supported the Venetian fleet. It is among the Veneti Strabo up wearing tin Corbilo. Caesar (Bg. III, 9). Strabo (G. IV, 2, 1).

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