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E-auction 364-277391 - GALLIA - SOUTH-WESTERN GAUL - TOLOSATES (Area of Vieille-Toulouse) Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 91

GALLIA - SOUTH-WESTERN GAUL - TOLOSATES (Area of Vieille-Toulouse) Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 91 VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 14:10:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Drachme “à la tête négroïde”, S. 91
Date: IIe-Ier siècles av. J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,16 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Usure très importante. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, de type négroïde, un sourcil important et allongé, la chevelure représentée par des rangs d'esses entrelacées.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée au centre, formée de quatre cantons ornés d'une lunule : annelet au 1er canton, une esse à l'envers au 2e, trois points liés à la suite au 3e et un annelet au 4e canton.

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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