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Live auction - bga_825416 - VENETI (Area of Vannes) Statère d’or au sanglier en cimier et à la roue

VENETI (Area of Vannes) Statère d’or au sanglier en cimier et à la roue AU
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Type : Statère d’or au sanglier en cimier et à la roue
Date: IIe siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Vannes (56)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,65 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Superbe monnaie sur un flan court et bien centré. Au droit, la tête est de toute beauté, des traits fins très bien venus à la frappe. Magnifique revers avec de très beaux reliefs. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Monnaie provenant de la collection André Libaud


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 legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval androcéphale à droite ; au-dessus, l’aurige tenant les reines de la mains droite et levant la main gauche ; une rouelle à huit rayons sous le cheval.


Les statères vénètes au sanglier en cimier et à la rouelle sont assez variés, mais cet exemplaire semble inédit avec une rouelle à huit rayons sous le cheval au revers, et un aurige ne tenant rien dans la main gauche (contrairement à l’exemplaire DT 2104 sur lequel l’aurige tient une branche feuillue).

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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