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E-auction 495-404912 - bga_698513 - GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified Bronze CONTOVTOS (quadrans)

GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified Bronze CONTOVTOS (quadrans) VF/AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 10 October 2022 14:12:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Bronze CONTOVTOS (quadrans)
Date: c. 40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie décentrée, avec un joli revers détaillé. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONTOVTOS, N ET T LIGATURÉES.
Obverse description : Tête masculine romanisée à droite les cheveux courts.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Louve bondissant à droite, la gueule ouverte ; sous les pattes, un bucrane ; derrière, un buisson.

Historical background


GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified

(1st century BC)

A large part of the coinage of the Center-West still poses delicate problems of restitution today. To the fine, sometimes very detailed attributions of the two previous centuries (19th and 20th centuries), the historians of Gaul, with a view to globalization, prefer to refer to large geographical groups. Isn't the most important thing today that we are in possession of the archaeological object itself? Nevertheless if, in the future, the attitude of the discoverers of coins, fortuitous discoveries or not, official or not, allied to the benevolence of our sometimes suspicious archaeologists could allow us, thanks to a close collaboration (collaborare, to work together in Latin) and extent of their respective competences, to have a better knowledge of the places of discoveries, we could see gradually disappearing all these attributions "uncertain this, uncertain that" for the greatest pleasure of each and the Knowledge of all.

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