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bga_541193 - NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Quart de statère à l'hippophore

NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Quart de statère à l hippophore VF/XF
200.00 €(Approx. 226.00$ | 168.00£)
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Type : Quart de statère à l'hippophore
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nantes (44)
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant une faiblesse au droit mais un très beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête large et massive à droite, entourée de cordons perlés.

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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