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Live auction - bga_423746 - VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe VI au bige

VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze SVTICOS, classe VI au bige AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 15:08:19
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Bronze SVTICOS, classe VI au bige
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 1,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce bronze d’un type rare. patine brune un peu moins brillante sur l’arrière de la tête
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 25, n° 719, puis de la collection A. T. dispersée dans la vente Chaponnière & Firmenich SA Genève en 2016

Obverse


Obverse legend : SVTICOS.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite, torque au cou, légende devant le visage, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : RATVM[AGOS].
Reverse description : Bige galopant à droite, conduit par un aurige, une esse sous le bige et un fouet ou un rinceau au-dessus des rênes.

Commentary


Au droit, on remarque la tige végétale enroulée derrière la nuque ; ce détail se retrouve sur un certain nombre de bronzes tels que les bronzes TASGETIOS (LT. 6295) ou CATAL (LT. 6329 et 6331).

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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