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bga_694140 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - SOTIATES (Area of Sos) Drachme au loup

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - SOTIATES (Area of Sos) Drachme au loup F/XF
180.00 €(Approx. 196.20$ | 149.40£)
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Type : Drachme au loup
Date: c. après 56 AC.
Metal : billon
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Weight : 1,31 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un joli revers bien détaillé où la légende est en partie lisible. Patine hétérogène
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Obverse legend : REX ADIETVANVS FE.
Obverse description : Vestiges d'une tête empruntée aux monnaies élusates en argent ; légende autour.


Reverse legend : SOTIOTA.
Reverse description : Louve passant à gauche, levant l'antérieur droit.

Historical background

Sotiates (region of Sos)

(First century BC)

The Sotiates or Sontiates lived in the Southwest of the current department of Lot-et-Garonne, and part of the Gers and the Landes, and were placed between Elusates and Nitiobroges. Their oppidum was Sos. If the people of Sotiates is not itself mentioned in the comments, Adietuanus, their leader, is (Bg. III, 22). The latter was submitted by Publius Licinius Crassus, Caesar's lieutenant, the son of Crassus who was found death in 53 BC at the Battle of Carrhae, also with his son. Adietanus not be returned to Caesar's lieutenant after the capitulation of Sos, the capital of his people. Rallied to the Romans, the chief Sotiate received the title of "Rex". Sources: Caesar (Bg. III, 20, 21 and 22).

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