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Live auction - bga_528659 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Bronze TVRONOS TRICCOS au taureau

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Bronze TVRONOS TRICCOS au taureau AU
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Estimate : 920 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 09 April 2019 14:48:06
Type : Bronze TVRONOS TRICCOS au taureau
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire dans un état de conservation remarquable pour ce type rare ! Joli droit. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : TRICCOS.
Reverse description : Taureau à droite, une amphore debout devant lui ; légende sous la ligne d’exergue.

Commentary


Ce type de bronze est très rare. Cet exemplaire est homogène, avec l’intégralité des légendes visibles !.

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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