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Neronken (Gallia Narbonensis, oppidum of Montlaurès) - AE small bronze

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Neronken (Gallia Narbonensis, oppidum of Montlaurès) - AE small bronze

Neronken (Gallia Narbonensis, Narbonne area, oppidum of Montlaurès).
AE small bronze, 2nd century B.C.
Human head right. In front of face, two dolphins.
Horse left. In front, crescent with dotted ends. Above, [caduceus].
0,47 g. BN 1990/590 ; M. Py, Dicomon IBL-170. Very rare. Very good style. Nice black patina. Nearly extremely fine

This little people is neither mentioned by Ptolemy, nor by Strabo, nor by Caesar. It was to belong to the more general set of Longostaletes, in the region between Narbonne and Béziers. The recent excavations, carried out in the last thirty years, have enabled the oppida of Montlaurès and Ensérune to be given the importance they had acquired between the creation of the province of Narbonensis in 118 B.C. and the end of the Gallic Wars.

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