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bga_616557 - VENETI (Area of Vannes) Quart de statère d’or au sanglier en cimier

VENETI (Area of Vannes) Quart de statère d’or au sanglier en cimier AU/VF
1 750.00 €(Approx. 2082.50$ | 1505.00£)
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Type : Quart de statère d’or au sanglier en cimier
Date: IIe siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Vannes (56)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 11 mm
Weight : 1,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très beau droit mais revers frappé avec un coin très usé. Bel aspect du métal
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux en grosses mèches, un sanglier en cimier ; de la tête partent des cordons perlés enroulés autour de la tête.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale à droite ; au-dessus, une victoire stylisée ; un petit personnage ailé entre les jambes.

Commentary


Les quarts des Vénètes sont très rares ; cet exemplaire est identifiable avec le sanglier en cimier au droit .

Historical background


Veneti (Region Vannes)

(Second - first century BC)

The Veneti were a people who lived in Armorican current department of Morbihan and whose capital was Vannes. They were also good sailors than excellent traders and controlled both the tin trade its export between Britain and Rome. They had a powerful fleet and many coastal ports. The Venetians took the lead in the Armorican coalition that opposed Caesar in 57 BC They were submitted by Crassus. The following year, 56 BC, the Venetian fleet encountered that of Caesar, in the estuary of the Loire or in the Gulf of Morbihan and was completely destroyed. They sent a contingent of emergency to help clear besieged in Alesia Vercingetorix during the second revolt. After the War, the Venetians lost their political power, but retained an economic role, especially in trade relations with Britain. 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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