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bga_626601 - VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe II au lion

VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe II au lion AU
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Type : Bronze SVTICOS, classe II au lion
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan plutôt large. Frappe centrée. Belle patine homogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : SVTICOS.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à gauche, un fleuron sous la tête, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Lion passant à droite, levant l'antérieur droit ; un fleuron derrière lui ; à l'exergue petit sanglier.

Commentary


Seuls les deux exemplaires de la BN sont mentionnés dans le Traité de S. Scheers pour cette classe II.

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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