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E-auction 275-196385 - NERVII (Currently Belgium) Potin dit “au rameau”, cheval à droite

NERVII (Currently Belgium) Potin dit “au rameau”, cheval à droite XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 77 €
End of the sale : 23 July 2018 14:06:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Potin dit “au rameau”, cheval à droite
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20 mm
Weight : 2,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin bien identifiable avec une patine gris foncé. Deux trou de coulée sont à signaler
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Axe vertical, formé de six ou sept globules, accosté de quatre mèches ondulées de part et d'autre ; bourrelet périphérique.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval stylisé à droite, divers ornements mal venus (globules et croissants) entre les jambes, devant la croupe et au-dessus du dos ; bourrelet périphérique.


Il est toujours tentant de rapprocher ce potin au rameau du beau potin DT. 218 de style fin. Ce potin dégénéré, avec le cheval à droite, est le plus courant de la série. Il reste pourtant assez rare sur le marché, surtout en bel état ! Si l'attribution traditionnelle est aux Nerviens, les Atrébates ont aussi été proposés.

Historical background

Nerviens (now Belgium)

(Second - first century BC)

Nerviens belong to the great Belgian group. Their territory was vast and extended on the north of the present Belgium, between Scheldt and Sambre. They had for neighbors Menapii the Eburones, the Remi, the Bellovaci the Viromanduens and Atrébates. They had several clients whose peoples Ceutrons and Lévaques. In 57 before J. C-. They furnished a contingent of fifty thousand men in the Belgian coalition, led by the Bellovaci. Caesar described as "the most ferocious of the Belgians". They were defeated at the Battle of the Sambre and decimated. Only five hundred warriors have survived on the sixty thousand incurred. They submitted and received the protection of the Romans, but that does not stop in 54 before J. C-. , To join the rebellion of Ambiorix, chief EBURON who rebelled against Caesar besieged Quintus Cicero, who was finally cleared by the Chief. They are preparing for war when Caesar led his troops on their territory and crashed into 53 before J. C-. Nevertheless, they still furnished a contingent of five thousand men to rescue besieged in Alesia Vercingetorix. Caesar (BG. II, 4, 15-17, 19, 23, 28, 29, 32, V, 24, 38, 39, 41, 42, 45, 46, 48, 56, 58, VI, 2, 3, 29; VII 75). Strabo (G. IV, 3, 4).

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