Stylized head of Apollo on the right. R/... - Lot 70 - Drouot Estimations

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Stylized head of Apollo on the right. R/... - Lot 70 - Drouot Estimations
Stylized head of Apollo on the right. R/ Quadriga galloping on the right led by a charioteer. Statere. 7,82 g (68% Au - 25% Ar - 7% Cu). Gorphe Collection n°1 (p. 52, n° 64/A1). A well-centered copy. TB/TTB. Provenance: Sale Paris, Hôtel Drouot, June 5, 1991, n°359. Jacques Gorphe Collection (1920-2012) Important set of coins from the Tayac treasure Jacques Gorphe, a polytechnician by training, was a medievalist historian, passionate about his region La Saintonge and the village where he was born. A numismatist since his childhood, he spent more than half a century trying to reconstruct the most mythical of Celtic treasures, discovered in the village of Tayac (Gironde). This exhaustive study of the treasure was the subject of a book by Jacques Gorphe published in 2009 (Jacques GORPHE, " Le Trésor de Tayac ", ed. Commios - Saint-Germain-en-Laye, ed. Les Chevau-Légers- Paris, 2009). This treasure, discovered in November 1893, certainly contained more than 500 gold and electrum coins, 2nd - 1st century B.C., of which more than half were quickly recast, as well as a gold torque which is renowned in the Musée d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux. Today, with the Gorphe collection, we offer 25 specimens: 24 staters and a quarter stater.
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