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E-auction 240-163267 - SEQUANI - HELVETII, Unspecified (Currently Switzerland) Quart de statère au cheval et à la rouelle

SEQUANI - HELVETII, Unspecified (Currently Switzerland) Quart de statère au cheval et à la rouelle F/XF
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2017/11/20 14:14:00
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Type : Quart de statère au cheval et à la rouelle
Date: IIe-Ier siècles avant J.-C.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,39 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Quart de statère bien identifiable, mais sur un flan un peu court, avec un droit usée et/ou de frappe molle mais un assez beau revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite, la coiffure en un gros chignon.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval galopant à droite, avec une rouelle à quatre rayons entre les jambes ; restes de l’aurige, avec la roue du char.

Commentary


Cette rare monnaie à la rouelle se rattache tout logiquement à son statère unité, mais il semble que les quarts de ce type exact soient très rares et manquent à la plupart des ouvrages.

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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