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bga_216319 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Obole “à la tête triangulaire”

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - CADURCI (Area of Cahors) Obole “à la tête triangulaire” VF
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Type : Obole “à la tête triangulaire”
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan relativement large, mais un peu scyphate. Droit et revers complets. Patine grise au droit et superbement irisée au revers
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 aux 1er, 2e et 4e cantons d’une lunule et au 3e canton d’une hache pleine bouletée.

Commentary


Les oboles "à la tête triangulaire" sont rares ! Le revers est typique pour ces monnaies. La monnaie S. 422 a des globules aux 1er, 2e et 4e cantons en plus des lunules.
Sur cet exemplaire la croix est très nettement bouletée dans le quatrième canton.

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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