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bga_915965 - GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes) Bronze au Démos, VOLCAE AREC

GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes) Bronze au Démos, VOLCAE AREC VF
90.00 €(Approx. 97.20$ | 77.40£)
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Type : Bronze au Démos, VOLCAE AREC
Date: 70-30 ou 49-42 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,99 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court et légèrement décentré. Légende bien lisible au droit, hors flan au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VOLCAE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Artémis diadémée à droite, une couronne sous le menton.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [AREC].
Reverse description : Personnage (Démos) debout à gauche, vêtu d'une toge ; devant lui, une grande palme.

Historical background


GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes)

(1st century BC)

The Arecomic Volques, from the same group or people (volk) would have emigrated from the Danubian regions to come and settle in southern Gaul in the 3rd century BC. Installed on part of the current departments of Gard and Hérault, their capital was Nemausus (Nîmes). It is normally on their territory that Narbo Martius (Narbonne) was founded in 118 BC, which was to become the capital of the Provincia. Sources: Caesar (BG. VII, 7, 64); Strabo (G. IV, 1, 12).

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