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E-auction 444-356157 - bga_694298 - SEQUANI - HELVETII, Unspecified (Currently Switzerland) Potin au cheval filiforme, “type de la Tène”

SEQUANI - HELVETII, Unspecified (Currently Switzerland) Potin au cheval filiforme, “type de la Tène” F/VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 70 €
End of the sale : 18 October 2021 14:07:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin au cheval filiforme, “type de la Tène”
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie avec un joli Cheval au revers et aussi une belle patine sombre

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, le cou massif et la chevelure en trois ou quatre mèches remontantes.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval très fin et stylisé à droite ; la queue relevée au-dessus de la croupe ; trois globules au-dessus de la queue.

Commentary


Ce type de potin est traditionnellement attribué aux Helvètes ; c’est l’un des deux types de potin helvètes.

Ces potins sont encore mal connus, mais certains exemplaires ont un trait horizontal joignant les deux jambes du cheval, d’autres ont des globules au-dessus de la queue.

Les auteurs du Nouvel Atlas précisent que “les provenances de ce type se situent essentiellement en Suisse de l'Ouest et du Nord-Ouest”.

Historical background


Sequanes - Helvetii Uncertain (now Switzerland)

(Second - first century BC)

Both peoples were neighbors and a number of currencies, particularly staters and quarter staters electrum the first century BC their are simultaneously allocated. The corner found in Avenches (east of Lake Neuchâtel), an alleged currency Séquanes illustrates this phenomenon. Gossip of the type of Tene also belong to this group!.

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