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bga_854202 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified Drachme style flamboyant - classe au torque S.152

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORES / NITIOBROGES, Unspecified Drachme style flamboyant - classe au torque S.152 AU
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Type : Drachme style flamboyant - classe au torque S.152
Date: c. 121-52 BC
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Belle monnaie sur un flan court, habituel pour ce type. Une joli chevelure au droit, bien reconnaissable pour ce type. Au revers, deux cantons visibles, usure fine et régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, la chevelure formée de deux rangées de boucles encadrant des mèches en forme de virgule ; torque autour du cou.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix à quatre cantons : cercle perlé au 1er canton ; cercle perlé, un “pavot” au 2ème canton ; [hache au 3ème ; roiue spiralée au 4ème 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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