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E-auction 528-446096 - bga_836182 - 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/VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 14:06:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ia
Date: c. 180-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Reims (51)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré. Tête agréable au droit. Usure régulière, plus prononcée au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


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


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.


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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