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bga_656980 - GALLIA - NEDENES (oppidum of Montlaures) Obole au cheval et au torque

GALLIA - NEDENES (oppidum of Montlaures) Obole au cheval et au torque VF
250.00 €(Approx. 270.00$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Obole au cheval et au torque
Date: IIe-Ier siècles av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,38 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Droit à l’usure importante mais très beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête très dégénérée à droite ; un ornement hérité des dauphins devant la bouche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval marchant à gauche, la crinière perlée ; un petit torque devant le poitrail.

Historical background


GALLIA - NEDENES (oppidum of Montlaures)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

This small people is neither cited by Ptolemy nor by Strabo any more than by Caesar. He must have belonged to the more general group of Longostaletes, in the region between Narbonne and Béziers. It is the recent excavations, carried out over the past thirty years, which have made it possible to restore to the oppida of Montlaurès and Ensérune the importance they had acquired between the creation of the province of Narbonnaise, in 118 BC. C., and the end of the Gallic Wars.

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