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bga_854205 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 198

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 198 AU/VF
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Price : 500.00 €
Type : Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 198
Date: IIe siècle av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,99 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan rectangulaire et court, mais centré. Superbe tête au droit, bien venue à la frappe. Revers plus usé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite avec chevelure à longues et minces mèches en S, flammées, oreille bien nette, bouche à deux traits et cou assez court.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix formée de quatre cantons ; besant dans un cercle aux 1er (et 4e) cantons, hache triangulaire évidée et verticale au 3e canton et horizontale au 2e 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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