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E-auction 275-196372 - ITALY - TRANSPADANE AREA - CELTO-LIGURIANS “Drachme légère” DIKOI, imitation de Marseille

ITALY - TRANSPADANE AREA - CELTO-LIGURIANS “Drachme légère” DIKOI, imitation de Marseille VF
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Estimate : 140 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 23 July 2018 14:00:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : “Drachme légère” DIKOI, imitation de Marseille
Date: IIe-début du Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Date: IIe-début du Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : billon
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,78 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie identifiable malgré une usure marquée mais homogène. Le métal est un peu poreux ou cristallisé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Diane laurée à droite, très stylisée.

Reverse


Reverse legend : DIKOI.
Reverse description : Lion stylisé à droite ; légende au-dessus du lion.

Commentary


L’exemplaire n° 1204 de MONNAIES 36 a été vendu 255€ sur un ordre de 292€ et le n° 1458 de MONNAIES 38 a été vendu à son ordre maximum de 258€. Cet exemplaire n’est que le troisième que nous proposons !
Ces drachmes (de très bas billon plutôt que de bronze) sont très rares et recherchées. Elles serait datées du IIe et début du Ier siècle avant J.-C. et leur frappe cesserait en 89 avant J.-C..

Historical background


Transpadane - Celtic-LIGURES

(III - II century BC)

Celto-Ligurians currencies in Lepontic alphabet, settled in the sixth or fifth century BC in Transpadane, which later became the Cisalpine Gaul. At the end of the fourth century BC, they are in contact with Rome. The Gauls crush the Romans on the Allia 18 July 387 BC Brennus and takes Rome (Vae Victis!) After a long siege, despite the resistance of the fortress of the Capitol (Juno geese spent Monere ( Moneta) warned the Romans of danger). The war resumed a century later between 285 and 282 BC Rome remains mistress of Central Italy. After the victory of Clastidium in 222 BC, the Romans seized Mediolanum (Milan). They submit the Boii and Insubres after taking Bologna and impose colonies of Roman citizens in Cremona, Piacenza and Modena. The Romans began construction of the Via Flaminia.

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