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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 836

GAUL, Central. Uncertain tribe. Circa BC. Æ Unit (16mm, 2.27 g, 10h).


Triton XXIV
Lot: 836.
 Estimated: $ 2 500

Celtic, Coin-in-Hand Video, Bronze

Sold For $ 3 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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GAUL, Central. Uncertain tribe. Circa BC. Æ Unit (16mm, 2.27 g, 10h). Bearded head right, wearing diadem; COM to left, BVCIO(retrograde S) to right / Goat stepping left; three rings arranged in a triangle above, BVCIO in exergue. RIG 78 corr. (description), otherwise unpublished. Deep green-brown patina with earthen dusting, slightly off center. EF. Extremely rare, only one other known, in the Musée d’Archéologie Nationale (Saint germain en Laye; illustrated by a line drawing in RIG).

This coin will be published in a future article in the SENA journal. In it the authors argue that, as typical of issues after the Gallic Wars, this coin's types are influenced by Roman Republican issues. The obverse is likely inspired by a denarius of Sextus Pompey struck circa 37/6 BC, featuring the diademed, bearded head of Neptune (Crawford 511/2b), while the reverse may be inspired by a denarius of Cn. Plancus struck circa 55 BC, featuring a Cretan goat (Crawford 432/1). Based on a variety of factors, they place the issue somewhere in the Bourges region.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Three, which begins 20 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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