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E-auction 210-137079 - VINDELICI (Germania, currently South Germany) Obole à la croix

VINDELICI (Germania, currently South Germany) Obole à la croix VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 77 €
End of the sale : 24 April 2017 14:06:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Obole à la croix
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Weight : 0,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Intéressante petite monnaie sur un flan court et ovale
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du fond d’un professionnel en retraite


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête fortement stylisée à droite, la chevelure formée de grosses mèches.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée d’un torque aux 1er et 4e cantons, une hache (?) au 3e et un globule au 2e.


Ce type est directement copié sur les drachmes des Volques Tectosages du Sud-Ouest.

Historical background

VINDELICI (Germany, Germany Current South)

(Second century BC - first century AD)

The Vindelici were considered a people of Celtic origin. Maybe they controlled the sources of the Rhine and the Lake of Constance and the Inn Valley. They had for neighbors the Helvetii and Boii. Their main oppidum was Brigantion (Bregenz). They were not submitted by Tiberius during the campaign of 15 BC Strabo (iv. 3, 6, VII, 1, 5), Pliny (HN. III, 133), Tacitus (Year II, 17 ) Ptolemy (G. II, 12). Kruta: 69.

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