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Live auction - bga_663214 - GALLIA - ARMORICA - OSISMII (Area of Carhaix - Finistère) Quart de statère dit “à la tente”, trésor de Guingamp

GALLIA - ARMORICA - OSISMII (Area of Carhaix - Finistère) Quart de statère dit “à la tente”, trésor de Guingamp XF
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 680 €
Maximum bid : 1 213 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:37:56
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Quart de statère dit “à la tente”, trésor de Guingamp
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Brest (29)
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,37 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan très large et bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Monnaie agréable recouverte d’une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, la chevelure en trois grosses mèches ; cordons perlés enroulés autour .

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale bridé, galopant à droite ; au-dessus, restes de la tête au bout d’un cordon perlé ; entre les jambes, la façade d’un temple ou “tente”.

Commentary


Le numéro “25” est écrit à l’encre de Chine au revers. Il s’agit sans aucun doute d’une monnaie ayant fait parti d’un trésor étudié au XXe siècle.

Historical background


Osismii (Region Carhaix - Finistère)

(Second - first centuries BC)

The Osismes were a Armorican people, located in the current department of Finistère, the northwest end of Gaul and Armorican coast. They were headed Vorgium place today Carhaix. They had for neighbors the Venetians and Coriosolites. Their name means "farthest" or "people of the end of the world." They were submitted by Caesar's army in 57 armoricains with other people. 56 but when they join the coalition led by the Venetians. They will participate in the quota of twenty-five thousand men provided in 52 BC the army of the Gallic coalition by armoricains peoples. Caesar (Bg. II, 34, III, 9, VII, 75, 1). Pliny (HN IV, 107). Ptolemy (II, 8). Kruta, page 766.

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