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bga_719209 - GALLIA - NEDENES (oppidum of Montlaures) Unité ou bronze au taureau, tête stylisée

GALLIA - NEDENES (oppidum of Montlaures) Unité ou bronze au taureau, tête stylisée VF
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Type : Unité ou bronze au taureau, tête stylisée
Date: 121-45 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 9,03 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court mais frappe centrée avec les types presque complets. Patine hétérogène et granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête féminine voilée à droite avec le petit chignon.

Reverse


Reverse legend : NERONKEN À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Taureau bondissant à droite ; au-dessus, une couronne.

Commentary


La tête semble particulièrement stylisé, comme le n° 2 du Villaronga.
Ce type de bronze est apparenté au monnayage celtibère transpyrénéen ou "ibérico-languedocien".

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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