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Live auction - bga_458389 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - RUTENI (Area of Rodez) Drachme au daim

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - RUTENI (Area of Rodez) Drachme au daim XF
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 16:20:40
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme au daim
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,96 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Rare drachme, de frappe centrée et vigoureuse. Fine patine grise légèrement poreuse

Obverse


Obverse legend : [VIIRIA].
Obverse description : Petite tête stylisé à droite (?) ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : COP.
Reverse description : Petit daim (?) bondissant à droite, (une feuille au-dessus de l’animal et un rinceau encore au-dessus) ; grènetis.

Commentary


Les monnaies de cette série sont très rares mais néanmoins variées au niveau des légendes. Cet exemplaire présente une légende à peine visible derrière la tête au droit mais une belle épigraphie à l’exergue du revers.

Historical background


Ruteni (Rodez Region)

(First century BC)

Neighbors Arverni of Cadurques and Gabales their territory corresponded to former Rouergue (Aveyron current) north of the Tarn, whose course was the border with the province of Narbonne. Ruteni allies of the Arverni, had participated in the operations that led to the defeat of Bituitus king of the Arverni in 121 BC and the creation of the province of Narbonne. On this occasion, Ruteni were found cut in half, following the natural border of the Tarn. Active in the coalition against the Romans in 52 BC, they provided a contingent of 12,000 men to the army of relief. Sources: Caesar (Bg. I, 45, VII, 5, 64, 75 and 90).

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