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E-auction 253-176563 - GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ia

GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ia XF
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Type : Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ia
Date: c. 180-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Reims (51)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Coments on the condition:
Beaux reliefs et joli sanglier. Patine noire et brillante
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête bandée à gauche, les cheveux indiqués par trois mèches, le cou par quatre petits traits.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Sanglier enseigne à gauche, l’oreille et le corps assez naturels, la queue en une sorte d’annelet ; double volute sur une ligne d'exergue pointée en son centre.

Commentary


Ce type est censé être le moins stylisé et sans doute le prototype de l'ensemble de la série des potins à la tête d'indien attribués aux Leuques.

Historical background


Remes (Region Reims)

(Second - first century BC)

Remi was one of the most powerful nations of Gaul and faithful allies of the Romans. The territory of the Remi extended on the current Champagne, along the Aisne. They had for neighbors Aduatuci the Treviri the Médiomatriques, Lingones, the Suessiones the Bellovaci and Nerviens. They denounced the coalition Caesar Belgian people 57 BC belonged, the Suessiones who shared the same laws and the same judges. Their main oppidum was Bibrax. The civitas capital of the Gallo-Roman period was Durocortorum (Reims). Caesar (Bg. II, 3-5, 7, 12, III, 11, V, 3, 24, 53, 54, 56, VI, 4, 12, 44; VII, 63, 90; VIII, 6, 11) . Strabo (G. IV, 3, 5). Kruta: 70, 313-314, 366.

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