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bga_914439 - VENETI (Area of Vannes) Quart de statère d’or au personnage ailé

VENETI (Area of Vannes) Quart de statère d’or au personnage ailé XF
700.00 €(Approx. 763.00$ | 588.00£)
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Type : Quart de statère d’or au personnage ailé
Date: IIe siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Vannes (56)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Joli petit quart frappé sur un flan court, avec des coins usés. De petits coups au droit et des faiblesses. Patine de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux en grosses mèches ; de la tête partent quatre cordons perlés, terminés chacun par une petite tête, un rameau en guise de cimier au-dessus de la tête, entouré de deux cordons perlés.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale, bridé à droite ; au-dessus, un aurige ; un étendard qui flotte devant le cheval ; un personnage ailé sous le cheval.

Commentary


Variété incertaine avec un droit qui correspond plutôt au DT 2130, et un revers proche du DT 2132, bien que l’oiseau sous l’androcéphale soit en partie hors flan et mal visible dû à un coin usé.

Historical background


VENETI (Area of Vannes)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Vénètes were an Armorican people who resided in the current department of Morbihan and whose capital was Vannes. They were as good sailors as they were excellent traders and controlled both the pewter trade and its export between Brittany and Rome. They had a powerful fleet and many coastal ports. The Vénètes took the head of the Armorican coalition which opposed Caesar in 57 BC They were submitted by Crassus. The following year, in 56 BC, the Venetian fleet met that of Caesar, in the Loire estuary or in the Gulf of Morbihan and was totally destroyed. They sent a relief contingent to help clear Vercingetorix besieged in Alesia during the second revolt. After the war, the Vénètes lost their political power, but kept an economic role, in particular in the commercial relations with Brittany. Caesar (BG. II, 34; III, 7, 9, 11, 16, 17; VII, 75). Livy (Ep. 104). Strabo (G. IV, 4, 1). Pliny (HN. IV, 107); Ptolemy (G. II, 8).

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