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bga_606593 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Drachme “du type de Cuzance”, S. 245

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Drachme “du type de Cuzance”, S. 245 XF
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Type : Drachme “du type de Cuzance”, S. 245
Date: c. 58-52 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,49 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan bien centré au revers, largement décentré au droit mais laissant entrevoir le derrière de la coiffure. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons : un point, une lunule et un globule alignés aux premiers et quatrièmes cantons, un angle bouleté surmonté d’un point au deuxième canton et une hache évidée et bouletée au troisième canton.

Commentary


C’est le premier exemplaire de ce type que nous présentons à la vente ! La BN ne recense que deux autres exemplaires de ce type. Monnaie de la plus grande rareté.

Historical background


Cadurci (Cahors region)

(Second - first century BC)

The Cadurques, after the creation of the province of Narbonne were closest neighbors Volques and Tolosates. Their territory extended on the current department of Lot and the Tarn-et-Garonne, within the old province of Quercy Cahors capital. They were surrounded by the Arverni and Gabales, Ruteni and Nitiobroges. They make a grand entrance during the Gallic Wars and cited several times by Caesar. They joined the coalition Vercingetorix, and at his request, attacked (with Ruteni), the Arécomiques Volques remained faithful to the Romans. The Cadurcan chief Luctérios, managed to unite the Gabales and Nitiobroges to besiege Narbonne. Caesar warned, made clear the capital of the Province. Cadurques participated in the quota of 35,000 men to rescue Arvernes Alesia Besieged. After the defeat and surrender of Vercingetorix, Luctérios participated again in the following year 51 BC, to the defense of the oppidum of Uxellodunum (Puy-d'Issolu in Lot). Sources: Caesar (Bg. VII, 4, 64 and 75, VIII, 32 and 34), Strabo (G. IV, 2, 2).

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