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bga_309706 - NEMAUSUS - NÎMES Obole MA, tête à gauche

NEMAUSUS - NÎMES Obole MA, tête à gauche AU
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Type : Obole MA, tête à gauche
Date: c. 125-75 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,43 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Obole avec des types complets mais sur un flan irrégulier. Patine sombre de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’apollon à gauche.


Reverse legend : M-A DANS LES 3E ET 4E CANTONS.
Reverse description : dans une roue à quatre rayons.


Bien que ne semblant pas avoir de lettre autour de la tête, le style de droit de ces oboles peut laisser penser à une attribution à Nîmes.
Cet exemplaire a un moyeu central et des lettres bouletées.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

Nemausus (Nîmes) was the capital of the Arecomic Volques. According to the coinage, it is largely influenced by Marseille. During the first century BC, in order to counterbalance the influence of Narbonne, did she support the revolt of Sertorius in Spain against Metellus and Pompey? The colony of Nîmes seems to have been founded by Tiberius Nero, husband of Livia and father of Tiberius and Drusus senior, in 45 or 44 BC.. -VS. Some authors see it rather as a creation of Caesar himself on his return from the Spanish campaign.. The city received the "jus latinum". After the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. -VS. , marking the victory of Octavian and Agrippa over the fleet of Marc Antony and Cleopatra and the conquest of Egypt the following year, Octavian demobilized part of his legions, which had become too numerous after the victory. The veterans received their "honesta missio", a sort of pension in cash and land. Many veterans came to settle in the province of Narbonnaise and a large contingent settled in Nîmes. The very important coinage which seems to start from 27 BC. -VS. shows the commercial dynamism of the city which became one of the richest in the region and which left us impressive monuments (the Pont du Gard, the Maison Carrée). The city changed status in 24 BC. -VS. , becoming a Roman colony under the name of "Colonia Augusta Nemausus" and dominating the territory of the Volques Arécomiques.

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