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E-auction 381-293901 - ITALY - TRANSPADANE AREA - CELTO-LIGURIANS “Drachme légère”, VOIOIXVOX imitation de Marseille

ITALY - TRANSPADANE AREA - CELTO-LIGURIANS “Drachme légère”, VOIOIXVOX imitation de Marseille VF
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Estimate : 160 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2020 14:12:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : “Drachme légère”, VOIOIXVOX imitation de Marseille
Date: IIIe-IIe siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,99 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Beau droit malgré une usure relativement importante. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Diane à droite, laurée, avec pendants d'oreille et un collier.


Reverse description : Lion à droite.


Sur la quarantaine de drachmes celto-ligures que nous avons eu à la vente, cet exemplaire est le second avec ce type de légende qui diffère des monnaies plus classiques à la légende MASSA.
Deux monnaies de ce type sont conservées à Zurich (n° 1023 et 1041). La chevelure est traitée d’une façon bien particulière. La légende est lue VOIOIXVOX par K. Castelin.

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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