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bga_644383 - REDONES (Area of Rennes) Statère de billon, classe IV

REDONES (Area of Rennes) Statère de billon, classe IV XF
400.00 €(Approx. 436.00$ | 340.00£)
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Type : Statère de billon, classe IV
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 6,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Statère frappé sur un flan plutôt large et bien centré au droit. Faiblesse de frappe sur la roue au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite, la chevelure abondante ; rinceau devant la bouche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale conduit à droite par un aurige, tenant les rênes et le fouet ; entre les jambes, rouelle à quatre rayons avec moyeu central.

Historical background


REDONES (Area of Rennes)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Redons occupied the eastern part of Armorica, corresponding to the current department of Ille-et-Vilaine. Their neighbors were the Coriosolites, the Namnètes, the Unelles and the Aulerques. They would have had an outlet on the sea, at the level of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel. Their surname is found in the towns of Redon and Rennes (Condate). They were part of the coalition of 57 BC, which shied away from combat, and were subjugated by Crassus. The following year, the Roman emissaries were taken prisoner, which forced Caesar to intervene in Armorica in order to subdue the rebellious tribes, before moving to Brittany the following year to punish the tribes from across the Channel who had brought their support for the Armoricans. In 52 BC, at the request of Vercingetorix, they provided a contingent for the relief army; this, according to Caesar, included twenty thousand men for all the Armoricans. Caesar (BG. II, 34, VII, 75).

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