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Live auction - bga_720061 - 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
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 16:02:49
Type : Drachme “au style flamboyant”, S. 198
Date: IIe siècle av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 3,4 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée, avec de très jolis détails au niveau de la chevelure et de l’iconographie au revers. Belle patine grise
Catalogue references :


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 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


(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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