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E-auction 354-267433 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORII (Area of Perigueux) Drachme "type de Belvès", S. 213

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - PETROCORII (Area of Perigueux) Drachme  type de Belvès , S. 213 F/VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 150 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 27 January 2020 14:08:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Drachme "type de Belvès", S. 213
Date: Ier siècle av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,77 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Droit très brouillon. Joli revers
Catalogue references :
LT.- - BN.2547B - S.213 - Z.- - Sch/D.- - Sch/L.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, avec mèches frontales arquées et encadrées d'un trait et autres mèches, épaisses ou minces, recourbées au bout ; œil de face très ovalisé ; oreille ; bouche et nez bouletés de deux points chacun ; très fort menton globulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons : une oreille pointée au 1er, une rouelle à quatre rayons au 2e, une hache évidée tournée à gauche au 3e et un globule au 4e canton.

Commentary


L’association du droit et du revers rapproche cette drachme du S. 213.

Historical background


PÉTROCORES (near Périgueux)

(First century BC)

The Pétrocoriens or Pétrocores whose territory lay between the Dordogne and the Vézère the current Dordogne (Périgord old) had Périgueux capital. They were part of Celtic Gaul and then be attached to Aquitaine. They appear late as Nitiobroges at the final stage of the Gallic Wars. They provided a contingent of 5,000 men to the army of relief. Strabo reported that Pétrocores were very good and metallurgists working iron. Sources: Caesar (Bg. VII, 75, Strabo IV, 2, 2).

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