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E-auction 240-163266 - GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified Denier SANTONOS à l’annelet perlé

GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified Denier SANTONOS à l’annelet perlé VF
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Type : Denier SANTONOS à l’annelet perlé
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,45 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Denier bien identifiable, sur un flan large mais ébréché, avec des types un peu décentrés au droit comme au revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : SANTONOS.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à gauche, légende devant le visage ; grènetis.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bridé bondissant à droite ; dessous, un cercle perlé pointé ; grènetis.


Ce type de denier, avec la légende SANTONOS devant le visage, est plus rare que celui à légende ARIVOS au droit et SANTONO au revers (LT 4525).
Pour cette classe II, nous avons SANTONOS au droit tandis que le revers est anépigraphe (LT. 4520).
Il convient de distinguer deux variétés ; la première (DT. 3266) avec un annelet perlé entre les jambes du cheval, et la seconde (DT. 3267) avec un pentagramme à la place et une esse au-dessus du dos. D’après les exemplaire pointés et passés en vente, la proportion semble être d’un denier de la classe II pour vingt deniers de la classe I.

Historical background


(First century BC)

Much of coinage Central West today still poses difficult problems of restitution. Powers to fine, sometimes very detailed previous two centuries (nineteenth and twentieth centuries), historians of Gaul, from the perspective of globalization, prefer to refer to major geographical groups. The most important now is not it that we are in possession of the archaeological object itself? However, if, in the future, the attitude of the discoverers of currencies, incidental findings or not, official or not, together with the goodwill of our archaeologists sometimes suspicious could afford, through collaboration (collaborare, working together in Latin) close and scope of their respective competences, to have a better understanding of the places of discovery, we could see all these powers gradually disappear "this uncertain uncertain that" to the delight of everyone and the knowledge of all.

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