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Live auction - bga_881059 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 147 à la baguette “aux abeilles”

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 147 à la baguette “aux abeilles” AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 15:42:44
Type : Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 147 à la baguette “aux abeilles”
Date: c. 121-52 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très belle monnaie sur un flan court bien centré au droit. Au revers, deux cantons sont visibles. Jolie tête détaillée et revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine gris sombre aux reflets bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche ; avec une oreille ; chevelure faite de deux rangées de boucles en esses encadrant une torsade nattée et se terminant à l’arrière le long du cou.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix formée de quatre cantons ; grenade entrouverte au 1er canton, quatre feuilles au 2e, une hache au manche perlé au 3e et un cercle à bordure interne flammée avec un point en son centre, flammé aussi au 4e canton.

Historical background


GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified

(2nd century BC)

The Pétrocores whose territory extended between the Dordogne and the Vézère on the current department of the Dordogne, (the former Périgord) had Périgueux for capital. They were part of Celtic Gaul and will then be attached to Aquitaine. They appear late as the Nitiobroges at the time of the final phase of the Gallic Wars. The so-called "flamboyant style" coins circulated both among some and among others..

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