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E-auction 376-288556 - bga_590425 - TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique”

TURONES (Area of Touraine) Potin “à la tête diabolique” XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 81 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:14:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin “à la tête diabolique”
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tours (37)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,99 g.
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, avec l'œil en creux, le nez pointu.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Taureau cornupète chargeant à gauche.


Même si les études réalisées sur les potins des Turons laissent à désirer, les auteurs du Nouvel Atlas n'ont repris que deux exemplaires ; celui de la classe I, typique avec sa petite tête chevelue et la croisette au revers, et celui de la classe II auquel tous les autres potins turons sont assimilés.

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). uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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