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Live auction - bga_554042 - GALLIA - ARMORICA - OSISMII (Area of Carhaix - Finistère) Statère dit “à la tente”, var. 5

GALLIA - ARMORICA - OSISMII (Area of Carhaix - Finistère) Statère dit “à la tente”, var. 5 AU
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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 1 010 €
Maximum bid : 1 110 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 15:10:47
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère dit “à la tente”, var. 5
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Brest (29)
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 6,97 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et relativement régulier avec quelques éclatements de frappe. Droit complet et bien centré avec un revers légèrement altéré par une faiblesse de frappe périphérique entre 8 et 2 heures. Fine patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une vieille collection dispersée par J. Vinchon

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, la chevelure en grosses mèches, entourée de cordons perlés enroulés autour et terminés par de petites têtes.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Avec ce style précis, ce statère correspond à la variante 5 du classement de P. Abollivier, dit de Perros-Guirec. Cet exemplaire est d’un poids particulièrement lourd ; avec ses 6,97 grammes, il se rapproche du BN 6516 qui est l’exemplaire le plus lourd répertorié (7,03 g).

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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