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Live auction - bga_528933 - PARISII (Area of Paris) Statère d'or, classe II

PARISII (Area of Paris) Statère d or, classe II AU/AU
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Estimate : 20 000 €
Price : 10 000 €
Maximum bid : 10 000 €
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 16:03:10
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère d'or, classe II
Date: c. 60-52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Paris (75)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,33 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique droit rehaussé par une jolie patine. Beau revers mais entaille visible à 12 heures
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Chaponnière du 21 octobre 2018, lot 2

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite ; volute devant le visage ; “fruit” bien visible devant le menton.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche ; au-dessus, un filet ; entre les jambes, un fleuron et cinq globules posés en cercle.

Commentary


Traditionnellement, ces statères appartiennent à la classe II de J.-B. Colbert de Beaulieu ; ils ont été attribués à l’Atelier parisii A, classe 4a par J. Sills qui recense plus d’une vingtaine d’exemplaires.

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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