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bga_294462 - REDONES (Area of Rennes) Statère de billon, classe VIII au profil barbu

REDONES (Area of Rennes) Statère de billon, classe VIII au profil barbu VF/AU
200.00 €(Approx. 214.00$ | 172.00£)
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Type : Statère de billon, classe VIII au profil barbu
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,29 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale avec un avers très usé et/ou mal frappé. Revers de frappe plus vigoureuse et centrée. Patine grise et cristallisée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et barbue à droite, la chevelure abondante.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale conduit à droite par un aurige, tenant les rênes et le fouet, (devant le poitrail, vexillum), entre les pattes, rouelle perlée à huit rayons.

Commentary


Avec ce type de coiffure au droit, ce statère est typique de la série au profil barbu, avec les petites bouclettes sur tempe au-dessus du front.
Contrairement aux idées reçues, les Gaulois sont quasiment toujours représentés imberbes. Seules quelques monnaies font exception et présentent une tête barbue ou moustachue.

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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