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E-auction 4-581 - bga_148945 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORII (Area of Perigueux) Drachme “au style flamboyant”

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORII (Area of Perigueux) Drachme “au style flamboyant” VF
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Estimate : 135 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2013 17:11:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Drachme “au style flamboyant”
Date: c. 121-52 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Weight : 3,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan quadrangulaire. Au droit, la tête est à peine représentée. Faiblesse de frappe au revers qui est spectaculaire
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Restes de tête à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix à quatre cantons, non bouletée : rouelle évidée, cantonnée de quatre lunules au 1er canton ; cercle perlé, centré d’un globule au 2e canton ; (hache au 3e canton) ; cercle linéaire perlé au 4e canton.


Flan découpé au burin.

Historical background


(1st century BC)

The Pétrocoriens or 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. They provided a contingent of 5,000 men to the relief army. Strabo pointed out that the Petrocores were very good metallurgists and worked iron. Sources: Caesar (BG. VII, 75, Strabo IV, 2, 2).

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