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Live auction - bga_423747 - VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe I au taureau

VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe I au taureau AU/AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 15:07:49
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Bronze SVTICOS, classe I au taureau
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, de frappe vigoureuse sur un flan un peu irrégulier. Patine vert foncé, lisse et brillante
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 28, n° 650, puis de la collection A. T. dispersée dans la vente Chaponnière & Firmenich SA Genève en 2016

Obverse


Obverse legend : SVTICOS.
Obverse description : Tête d'Apollon laurée à droite, légende devant le visage et fleur devant le cou, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Taureau passant à droite, la tête de face ; au-dessus, une esse ; au-dessous, un sanglier enseigne à droite ; devant, un rinceau.

Commentary


Exemplaire de même coin de droit que l’exemplaire MONNAIES XV, n° 1014 et que l’exemplaire illustré dans le “Nouvel atlas” de L.-P. Delestrée, n° 648.

Historical background


Veliocasses (Norman Vexin Region)

(Second - first century BC)

The Veliocasses, people of Gaul Belgium, lived in the Norman Vexin on the current department of Seine-Maritime. They had for neighbors Lexovii and Aulerci Eburovices with the Seine border and across the Parisii, the Calètes and Bellovaci. They participated in the Belgian coalition of 57 BC, led by the Bellovaci and furnished a contingent of ten thousand men. But in 52 BC, for the army to rescue besieged in Alesia Vercingetorix release, they gave three thousand men. The following year, 51 BC they took part for the last time the coalition of the Belgians revolted under the leadership of Bellovaci. 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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