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bga_597794 - GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - VOLCÆ TECTOSAGES (Area of Toulouse) Obole à la tête “cubiste”, S. 415 var.

GALLIA - SOUTH WESTERN GAUL - VOLCÆ TECTOSAGES (Area of Toulouse) Obole à la tête “cubiste”, S. 415 var. VF
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Type : Obole à la tête “cubiste”, S. 415 var.
Date: Ier siècle av. J.-C
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,50 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière avec un revers bien centré
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête "cubiste romanisée" à gauche avec les cheveux tirés en arrière .


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Croix bouletée formée de quatre cantons avec lunule ; une hache et trois points au 3e canton.


Ce type semble inédit ! L’ouvrage d’Eneko Hiriart, pourtant très complet sur le sujet ne recense qu’une monnaie avec point et lunule intérieure dans le second canton.
Ici, le second canton semble clairement vide !.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

The people of the Volques Tectosages (people who seek a roof) are one of the three main components of the Galatians who ravaged Greece and Asia Minor between 281 and 277 BC. -VS. Legend has it that the Volques Tectosages who migrated to Languedoc participated in the sack of Delphi and seized part of the treasures of the temple of Apollo at Delphi (at the origin of the gold of the Tectosages "aurum Tolosanum" ) and transported it to Tolosates (Vieille-Toulouse), their capital. In fact, the Volques Tectosages would come from Bohemia and would have emigrated during the 3rd century AD.. They nevertheless took part in the Danubian expeditions which led the Celts to the coasts of the Aegean, the Bosphorus and the Black Sea.. Mercenaries, they served the Carthaginians during the Punic Wars and were perhaps at the origin of the revolt of the mercenaries which almost took the Phoenician colony. From the Danube, they passed into Cisalpine Gaul (Italy) where they enlisted as mercenaries and are better known under the name of Gesates before passing into Gaul and settling in the South-West, in Aquitaine. The Volques Tectosages were certainly the most powerful people of Aquitaine. Quintus Servilius Cæpio who crushed the Volque coalition in 105 BC. -VS. would have seized "the gold of Toulouse", fruit of the plundering of the temple of Apollo of Delphi that the Tectosages would have repatriated with them before installing it in Tolosa. To have seized this treasure, he would then have known only misfortune! 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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