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E-auction 487-397696 - bga_702760 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Bronze AGVSSROS au sanglier

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Bronze AGVSSROS au sanglier VF/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 15 August 2022 14:09:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Bronze AGVSSROS au sanglier
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,98 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie décentrée au droit, avec un joli Sanglier au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : AGVSSROS.
Obverse description : Tête de Vénus, diadémée à droite, légende devant le visage ; grènetis.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Sanglier à droite, sur une ligne d'exergue, avec un épi de blé horizontal au-dessus des soies ; grènetis.

Historical background

Turons (Region Touraine)

(Second - first century BC)

The people of Turons installed on the Loire, has left his name in Tours and the Touraine. They are mentioned several times in Caesar's Commentaries. They seem to have gained importance after the demise of the empire in Arverne 121 BC The Turons furnished as Pictones eight thousand men for the army of relief which would generate Alesia. Their main oppidum seems to have been placed near Amboise site. Caesar (Bg. II, 35; VII, 4, 75, VIII, 46).

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