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E-auction 440-351618 - bga_672831 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - RUTENI (Area of Rodez) Obole à la tête laurée

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - RUTENI (Area of Rodez) Obole à la tête laurée F/VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 20 September 2021 14:08:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Obole à la tête laurée
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Weight : 0,34 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie décentrée, avec un revers détaillé pour les éléments visibles. Belle patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche ; le nez pointé et l'œil de profil ; la chevelure en un rang de mèches en chevrons surmonté de mèches en esses.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée, formée de quatre cantons, les 1er et 4e ornés d'une lunule, une balle de fronde au 2e et une hache bouletée au 3e.

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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