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E-auction 364-277389 - GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes) Bronze AR / VOLC, à l'aigle

GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes) Bronze AR / VOLC, à l aigle VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 14:09:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze AR / VOLC, à l'aigle
Date: c. 70-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nîmes (30)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie piquée mais légende lisible au revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : AR, LETTRES LIGATURÉES.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d'Artémis à droite.


Reverse legend : VOLC.
Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à gauche ; le tout dans une couronne de myrte.

Historical background

Volques Arécomiques (near Nîmes)

(First century BC)

Volques Arécomiques, from the same group or people (Volk) have migrated from the Danube regions to settle in southern Gaul in the third century BCE. Installed on some of the current departments of Gard and Hérault, their capital was Nemausus (Nîmes). This is normally in their territory was founded Narbo Martius (Narbonne), in 118 BC, which was to become the capital of the Province. Sources: Caesar (Bg. VII, 7, 64), Strabo (G. IV, 1, 12).

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