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E-auction 426-337917 - bga_651146 - GALLIA - SOUTH-WESTERN GAUL - TOLOSATES (Area of Vieille-Toulouse) Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 75

GALLIA - SOUTH-WESTERN GAUL - TOLOSATES (Area of Vieille-Toulouse) Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 75 XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 59 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:02:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 75
Date: IIe-Ier siècles av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Weight : 3,23 g.
Coments on the condition:
Droit très décentré mais bel exemplaire recouvert d’une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, de type négroïde, la chevelure représentée par un rang d’esses reposant sur un rang d’épis en forme d’Y.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons ornés chacun d'une lunule : annelet au 1er canton, un globule aux 2e, 3e et 4e cantons.

Historical background

Tolosates (region of Vieille-Toulouse)

(Second - first century BC)

The Tolosates, component Volques Tectosages, occupied the area of ​​Tolosa (Toulouse Old). They were submitted after 105 BC by Quintus Servilius Caepio. This episode is the origin of the myth of gold of Toulouse "aurum Tolosanum". Tolosa, their capital was included in the province of Narbonne, bordering independent Gaul before the Gallic Wars. During the Gallic Wars, the Tolosates seem to have remained faithful to the Roman alliance. Sources: Caesar (Bg. I, 10, III, 20; VII, 7), Strabo (G. IV, 14).

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