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Live auction - bga_698528 - NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Quart de statère à l'hippophore

NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Quart de statère à l hippophore XF/AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 16:17:19
Type : Quart de statère à l'hippophore
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Nantes (44)
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un très joli revers bien détaillé

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale galopant à droite conduit par un aurige levant la main gauche et tenant les rênes de la droite ; entre les jambes du cheval, hippophore.

Commentary


La série 308B à laquelle appartient ce quart de statère se divise en deux catégories, selon que la tête est large ou petite.

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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