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E-auction 364-277388 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique”

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique” XF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 14:08:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin “à la tête diabolique”
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tours (37)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Beau potin avec un joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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.

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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