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bga_646013 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Drachme “à la tête triangulaire”, S. 118

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Drachme “à la tête triangulaire”, S. 118 XF/AU
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Type : Drachme “à la tête triangulaire”, S. 118
Date: IIe-Ier siècle av. J.-C
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Frappe un peu décentrée au droit, mais presque complète au revers, avec la trace du bord du coin. Patine grise et hétérogène
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête triangulaire à gauche ; le nez figuré par un triangle, avec un point cerclé en guise d'œil ; le tout dans un entourage de bâtonnets et arcs de cercles bouletés et liés, rappel des deux dauphins.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons : un besant aux 1er et 4e cantons, un besant avec un arc de cercle et un petit point au 2e et une grande hache évidée, au manche bouleté au 3e.


Bien que le revers corresponde à la série 1, le droit semble beaucoup plus tardif, ce qui est confirmé par le poids léger.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Cadurques, after the creation of the province of Narbonnaise were the closest neighbors of the Volques and the Tolosates. Their territory extended over the current department of Lot and that of Tarn-et-Garonne, within the limits of the former province of Quercy with Cahors as its capital.. They were surrounded by the Arvernes and the Gabales, the Rutenes and the Nitiobroges. They made a remarkable entrance during the Gallic Wars and were cited several times by Caesar. They joined the coalition formed by Vercingetorix, and at his request, attacked (with the Rutenes), the Arecomic Volques which remained loyal to the Romans.. The Cadurque leader, Luctérios, succeeds in uniting the Gabales and the Nitiobroges in order to besiege Narbonne. Caesar, warned, cleared the capital of the Provincia. The Cadurques took part in the contingent of 35. 000 men from the Arvernes to rescue Alesia, besieged. After the defeat and surrender of Vercingetorix, Luctérios took part, again the following year in 51 BC. -VS. , in defense of the oppidum of Uxellodunum (Puy d'Issolu in the Lot). Sources: Caesar (BG. VII, 4, 64 and 75; VIII, 32 and 34); Strabo (G. IV, 2, 2).

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