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bga_553458 - GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes) Bronze au Démos, VOLCAE AREC

GALLIA - VOLCÆ ARECOMICI (Area of Nîmes) Bronze au Démos, VOLCAE AREC AU
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Type : Bronze au Démos, VOLCAE AREC
Date: 70-30 ou 49-42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nîmes (30)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,90 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier et échancré. Décentré au droit sur la légende avec une très belle tête d’Apollon. Joli revers. Patine verteo
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [VOLCAE].
Obverse description : Tête d'Artémis diadémée à droite.

Reverse


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

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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