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bga_714888 - PARISII (Area of Paris) Potin au cheval

PARISII (Area of Paris) Potin au cheval VF/F
180.00 €(Approx. 194.40$ | 154.80£)
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Type : Potin au cheval
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Paris (75)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec une jolie tête au droit. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée stylisée surmontée d'un croissant à droite ; décor en arc de cercle sous le buste.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval galopant à gauche ; au-dessus, un rinceau ; entre les jambes, un annelet centré et un croissant.

Historical background

PARISII (Area of Paris)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Parisii were a small but powerful people whose oppidum was Lutèce. Related to the Sénons, the Parisii and the city would have emancipated themselves from their tutelage, relatively late, after the Arverne defeat of 121 BC. The wealth of the Parisii rested on the river control of the Seine and the confluences with the Marne, Bièvre, Ourcq and Oise. César chooses Lutèce, in 53 before J. - C. to convene the assembly of the Gallic peoples. The Parisii were among the first to answer the call of Vercingetorix, the following year, in 52 BC, and they provided a contingent of eight thousand men for the relief army. Watched over by Labienus, friend and legate of Caesar, the territory of the Parisii was the scene of the last battles between Gauls and Romans. Eventually, the Aulercan chief Camulogenes was defeated and killed near Lutetia. Caesar (BG. VI, 3; VII, 4, 34, 57, 75). Kruta: 36, 40 46, 68, 365, 368.

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