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E-auction 514-427252 - bga_695565 - 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 : 125 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 63 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2023 14:15:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 75
Date: IIe-Ier siècles av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,14 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée frappée sur un flan irrégulier, avec une jolie tête au droit. Patine grise
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


(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Tolosates, component of the Volques Tectosages, occupied the region of Tolosa (Old Toulouse). They would have been submitted after 105 BC by Quintus Servilius Cæpio. This episode would be at the origin of the myth of the gold of Toulouse "aurum Tolosanum". Tolosa, their capital was included in the province of Narbonnaise, bordering independent Gaul before the Gallic war. 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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