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E-auction 212-138541 - bga_423849 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Lot de 4 potins “à la tête diabolique”

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Lot de 4 potins “à la tête diabolique” lot
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 08 May 2017 14:08:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Lot de 4 potins “à la tête diabolique”
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Coments on the condition:
Lot intéressant de monnaies identifiables dans des états variés
Catalogue references :




Ce lot est composé de quatre potins bien identifiables et assez bien venus.

Historical background

TURONES (Area of Touraine)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The people of the Turons, settled on the Loire, left their name to Tours and Touraine. They are quoted several times in Caesar's Commentaries. They seem to have grown in importance after the disappearance of the Arverne empire in 121 BC. Like the Pictons, the Turons provided eight thousand men for the relief army which was to release Alesia. Their main oppidum seems to have been placed near the site of Amboise. Caesar (BG. II, 35; VII, 4, 75; VIII, 46).

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