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bga_503997 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Drachme “du type de Cuzance”

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Drachme “du type de Cuzance” XF
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Type : Drachme “du type de Cuzance”
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Weight : 1,31 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan presque lisse au droit et relativement bien frappé au revers malgré les deux premiers cantons presque lisses. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du vieux stock d’un professionnel à la retraite ; il s’agit probablement des monnaies dispersées du trésor de Cuzance (découvert en 1878)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : “Mosaïqué”.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons.

Commentary


Ce type de drachme a toujours le droit uniface ou mosaïqué de traces d'incuses. Cette monnaie ne présente pas de trace d'usure, mais est assez mal frappée. Il est tentant de penser que ce type de pièce a surtout été frappé pour être thésaurisé en trésors....

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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