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E-auction 315-232815 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique”, classe I à la croisette

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique”, classe I à la croisette VF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 29 April 2019 14:01:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin “à la tête diabolique”, classe I à la croisette
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tours (37)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Tout petit module à l’usure régulière. Beau droit. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, avec des restes de chevelure dont les mèches sont en forme d’esses.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Taureau cornupète chargeant à gauche, la patte avant bifide ; (au-dessus, une croisette).

Commentary


La classe I est caractéristique avec sa croisette au-dessus du taureau, d’un module moyen de 14 mm.

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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