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v34_1202 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - VOLCÆ TECTOSAGES (Area of Toulouse) Drachme de style hybride entre “cubiste et romanisé”, S. 52 var

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - VOLCÆ TECTOSAGES (Area of Toulouse) Drachme de style hybride entre “cubiste et romanisé”, S. 52 var XF/AU
MONNAIES 34 (2008)
Starting price : 380.00 €
Estimate : 550.00 €
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Type : Drachme de style hybride entre “cubiste et romanisé”, S. 52 var
Date: IIe siècle av. J.-C
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier et un peu court. Frappe légèrement décentrée au droit. Revers presque complet avec une faiblesse de frappe sur le 1er canton. Patine de médaillier
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche ; la joue étroite et le menton en galoche, le nez fort ; chevelure retombant sur l'oreille avec des mèches qui se rejoignent en chignon derrière la nuque ; un collier de perles à la base du cou ; deux dauphins stylisés devant la bouche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix formée de quatre cantons ornés chacun d'une lunule : balle de fronde aux 1er et 2e cantons, une hache au 3e et un pendant en ellipse au 4e canton.

Commentary


Sans exemplaire complètement similaire dans l’ouvrage de G. Savès, cette drachme est d’un style bien particulier, surtout au niveau du portrait.

Historical background


Volques TECTOSAGES (near Toulouse)

(Second - first century BC)

The people of Volques Tectosages (people looking for a roof) is one of the three main components of Galatians that ravaged Greece and Asia Minor between 281 and 277 before J. C-. Legend has it that Tectosages Volques who migrated to the Languedoc have participated in the sack of Delphi and be seized of a part of the treasures of the temple of Apollo at Delphi (originally the gold Tectosages "aurum Tolosanum" ) and have it transported to Tolosates (Vieille-Toulouse), their capital. In fact, Volques Tectosages come from Bohemia and emigrated during the third century AD. Nevertheless they participated in expeditions led Danubian Celts on the coast of Aegean, the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. Mercenaries served the Carthaginians during the Punic wars, and were perhaps the origin of the revolt of the mercenaries who almost took the Phoenician colony. Danube, they passed into Cisalpine Gaul (Italy) where they engaged as mercenaries and are known to Gésates before entering Gaul and set in the Southwest, in Aquitaine. Volques Tectosages were certainly the most powerful people of Aquitaine. Quintus Servilius Caepio who crushed the coalition volque 105 before J. C-. would have seized the "gold of Toulouse" fruit looting the temple of Apollo at Delphi that Tectosages have repatriated with them before moving to Toulouse. For standing over this treasure, he would then known qu'infortune! Sources: Cicero (Pro Fonteio 12) Caesar (BG. VI, 24), Strabo (G. IV, 1 and 13), Pliny (HN. III, 33), Ptolemy (G. II, 10) Kruta (71-72, 250-251, 253, 262, 265, 268, 275, 302-304, 306-307, 309-310, 323, 338, 343, 349, 376, 763, 865 ).

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