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


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.


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


(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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