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Live auction - bga_423757 - SOUTH-WESTERN GAUL Drachme imitation de Rhodé

SOUTH-WESTERN GAUL Drachme imitation de Rhodé XF/AU
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Estimate : 3 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 15:05:19
Type : Drachme imitation de Rhodé
Date: IIIe siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Weight : 4,43 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Superbe monnaie sur un flan large avec des types idéalement centrés au droit comme au revers. Patine grise et irisée de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une très vieille collection toulousaine

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Perséphone à gauche, de beau style grec, avec boucle d'oreille à trois pendeloques ; collier de perles.
Obverse legend : RODHTWN (?).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Rose à quatre pétales, stylisée.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire est une imitation des drachmes de Rhodé, encore très proche de son prototype, avec une légende assez lisible. C'est le prototype de la plupart des monnaies à la croix dont le revers dérive de cette rose. La légende semble difficile à interpréter mais elle est plus longue et ne semble pas correspondre à la traditionnelle légende RODHTWN.

Historical background


SOUTHWEST GAUL

(Third century BC)

The concept of a people or tribe seems to fade under certain powers when mints examines imitations Emporion or Rhode. If prototypes are struck beyond the Pyrenees, the imitations were made on both sides of the mountain range. The early disappearance of R. Boudet (1958-1995) has not enabled it to establish a corpus of these currencies. The findings are not limited to the Aquitaine, but are divided on the big West between the Loire and the Pyrenees, nearly a third of the territory of ancient Gaul. Finds imitations of the drachma Emporion, which seems to have had a wider distribution, are numerous and spread over the entire geographical area: Charnizay in Indre-et-Loire or in Issoudun Indre Ruscino up in the Pyrenees-Orientales. Finds currency Rhode focus on Aquitaine and do not exceed the price of the Garonne and Dordogne with treasures Mouleydier Dordogne or Mouliets-et-Villemartin Gironde until Montlaurès in Aude and Foix in Arriege. Who assign these mints, sometimes very different, which do not exhibit homogeneity in typological series?.

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