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E-auction 118-63279 - VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe I au taureau

VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe I au taureau XF
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Estimate : 135 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 20 July 2015 15:06:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze SVTICOS, classe I au taureau
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze bien frappé et presque sans usure, mais avec des cavités (au droit comme au revers) résultant de l’enlèvement de piques d’oxydation. Monnaie désormais stable avec une patine noire
Catalogue references :


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


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.


Il semblerait que la plupart de ces bronzes (sans l'astre au revers) sortent d'un seul coin de droit, ce qui laisse présager de sa rareté....

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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