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E-auction 91-46656 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique”, classe I sans la croisette

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique”, classe I sans la croisette AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 59 €
End of the sale : 12 January 2015 15:10:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Potin “à la tête diabolique”, classe I sans la croisette
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau petit potin, complet et particulièrement bien venu avec de très beaux reliefs. Patine brune, légèrement concrétionnée par endroits
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Jörg Muller, vente CNG 231


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


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


La classe I est caractéristique avec sa croisette au-dessus du taureau, d’un module moyen de 14 mm. Cet exemplaire correspond à cette classe, par son module et son style avec la tête bouclée, mais il n’y a pas de croisette au-dessus du taureau !.

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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