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Live auction - bga_574103 - PARISII (Area of Paris) Statère d'or, classe IV

PARISII (Area of Paris) Statère d or, classe IV AU
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Type : Statère d'or, classe IV
Date: c. 60-52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Paris (75)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,64 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire exceptionnel sur un flan très large et complet des deux côtés. Flan très légèrement voilé et deux petits coups sont à noter au revers sinon monnaie d’un style magnifique !
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite ; volute devant le visage.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Traditionnellement, ces statères appartiennent à la classe IV de J.-B. Colbert de Beaulieu. Cette classe est parmi les plus rares de la série. Nous n’en avions encore jamais proposé à la vente ! Cet exemplaire est de mêmes coins que la monnaie du Cabinet des Médailles de la BnF, BN 7784. C’est la première fois qu’une monnaie présentant ces coins passe en vente !
Monnaie de la plus grande rareté.

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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