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bga_715333 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Obole “à la tête triangulaire”, S. 420-423

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Obole “à la tête triangulaire”, S. 420-423 XF
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Type : Obole “à la tête triangulaire”, S. 420-423
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 0,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée au droit avec une jolie tête. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Restes de tête triangulaire à gauche stylisée, avec l'œil dans un triangle bouleté.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée, cantonnée d’une lunule aux 1er et 2e cantons, d’un globule dans le 4e cantons et d’une hache pleine bouletée au 3e canton.

Commentary


Les oboles "à la tête triangulaire" sont assez rares ! Le revers typique pour ces monnaies est assez standardisé, avec une hache au 4e canton et seulement une lunule dans les autres cantons.
La monnaie S. 422 a des globules aux 1er, 2e et 4e cantons en plus des lunules.

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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