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E-auction 512-424694 - bga_771135 - GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified Drachme aux mèches aquitaniques, à droite

GALLIA - SANTONES / MID-WESTERN, Unspecified Drachme aux mèches aquitaniques, à droite VF/VF
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Estimate : 140 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 129 €
End of the sale : 06 February 2023 14:08:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Drachme aux mèches aquitaniques, à droite
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : billon
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,71 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, jolie tête au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête aux mèches aquitaniques à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à droite, conduit par un aurige ; un annelet pointé et perlé sous la croupe.

Commentary


Ces monnaies sont encore mal connues et restent très rares (et souvent mal conservées à cause du billon utilisé). Avec la tête coupée au revers et une tête à droite à l’avers, cette monnaie n’est pas représenté dans l’échantillon de la série 1262 du Nouvel Atlas.

Cet exemplaire présente un annelet pointé et perlé sous le cheval, au lieu d’une petite tête coupée comme c’est habituellement le cas. Si cette variété est typique de la série 1262, type 4 “différent à l’annelet pointé”, elle est inédite avec un cheval à droite !

C’est le troisième exemplaire que nous proposons à la vente !.

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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