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E-auction 66-31441 - bga_277841 - TREVIRI (Area of Trier) Potin aux animaux affrontés

TREVIRI (Area of Trier) Potin aux animaux affrontés XF
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Estimate : 290 €
Price : 116 €
Maximum bid : 117 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:13:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Potin aux animaux affrontés
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,76 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe potin, complet avec une agréable patine sombre et brillante
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux animaux affrontés (chèvres ou boucs), les pattes avant reposant sur un pilier torsadé au sommet globulaire. Cercle concentrique au bourrelet périphérique et une sorte de grènetis entre deux.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux sangliers dressés face à face autour d'un globule central. Les soies rejoignent un cercle concentrique au bourrelet périphérique avec une sorte de grènetis entre les deux.

Commentary


Ce type précis, avec les animaux du droit reposant sur un pilier torsadé au sommet globulaire, et avec un double listel au droit comme au revers, manque au Gäumann et au Nouvel Atlas. Les deux autres exemplaires que nous avons proposé sont le n0 1345 de MONNAIES XV et le bga_275063.

Historical background


Treviri (Region of Trier)

(Second - first century BC)

The Treviri were an important tribe in Gaul Belgium who controlled both banks of the Moselle. They had for neighbors Aduatuci the Eburones, the Remi and Médiomatriques. Their main oppidum was in Titelberg (Luxembourg). Their capital was Trier which was refounded by Augustus as the Colonia Augusta Treverorum. This tribe is often mentioned by Caesar. The Treviri participated in the War in particular at 54, during the revolt of Ambiorix to cut lines after Caesar's troops massacred Sabinus and Cotta. The Treviri not seem to have sent troops to aid in 52 BC Caesar (Bg. I, 37, II, 24, III, 11, IV, 6, 10, V, 2-4, 24, 47 , 53, 55, 58, VII 63; VIII, 25, 45, 52). Kruta: 41, 89, 277, 348.

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