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bga_807290 - VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze au swastika

VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze au swastika VF
200.00 €(Approx. 216.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Bronze au swastika
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Weight : 1,31 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan de forme ovale, aux bords irréguliers. Usure importante mais la monnaie demeure facilement identifiable. De jolis détails. Patine sombre
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Quatre encolures de chevaux avec la crinière perlée formant un swastika sinistrogyre.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Champ barré d’un trait, deux doubles volutes (surmontées d’un globule) partant de son centre.

Commentary


Le revers n’est pas sans rappeler le bronze LT. 7342 (du dépôt de Saint-André-sur-Cailly, cf. DT. 662), ce qui confirmerait l’attribution aux Véliocasses.

Historical background


VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Véliocasses, people of Belgian Gaul, lived in the Norman Vexin located in the current department of Seine-Maritime. Their neighbors were the Lexovians and the Aulerci Éburovices, with the Seine as their border, and on the other side the Parisii, the Calètes and the Bellovaques. They participated in the Belgian coalition of 57 BC, led by the Bellovaques and provided a contingent of ten thousand men. But in 52 BC, for the relief army to release Vercingetorix besieged in Alesia, they only gave three thousand men. The following year, in 51 BC, they took part for the last time in the coalition of the Belgians in revolt under the leadership of the Bellovaques. Their main oppidum was Rouen (Rotomagus). Caesar (BG. II, 4; VII, 75; VIII, 7); Pliny (HN. IV). Ptolemy (G. II, 8). Kruta: 366.

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