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Live auction - bga_650003 - NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Statère d'électrum à l'hippophore

NAMNETES (Area of Nantes) Statère d électrum à l hippophore VF/XF
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Estimate : 1 400 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:41:35
Type : Statère d'électrum à l'hippophore
Date: c.80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nantes (44)
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 7,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Droit confus mais très beau revers ! Monnaie en bon électrum
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B.


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite avec une croix devant le front.


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.

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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