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bga_517525 - PARISII (Area of Paris) Quart de statère d'or, classe II

PARISII (Area of Paris) Quart de statère d or, classe II VF
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Type : Quart de statère d'or, classe II
Date: c. 60-52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Paris (75)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,56 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan ovale. Revers exceptionnel malgré l’usure et le coup à 10 heures. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection du docteur C.M

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite ; les mèches en volutes.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche ; au-dessus, un motif en trois lignes semi-circulaires ; entre les jambes, un cercle perlé.

Commentary


Les monnaies de la classe II sont très rares ; J.-B. Colbert de Beaulieu ne connaissait que neuf quarts de cette série lors de sa publication.

Historical background


Parisii (Paris Region)

(Second - first century BC)

The Parisii were a small but powerful people whose oppidum was Lutèce. Related to Sénons the Parisii and the city would have emancipated their guardianship, relatively late, after the defeat of Arverne 121 BC The wealth of Parisii rested on the river Seine and control of confluence with the Marne Bièvre the Ourcq and the Oise. Caesar chose Lutèce, in 53 BC to convene the meeting of Gauls. The Parisii were among the first to respond to the call of Vercingetorix, the following year, in 52 BC and they provided a contingent of eight thousand men for the army of relief. Monitored by Labienus, friend and legate of Caesar, the territory of the Parisii was the scene of recent fighting which opposed Gauls and Romans. Finally, the chief aulerque Camulogenus 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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