The Volcae Arecomici surrendered of their own accord to the Roman Republic in 121 B.C., after which they occupied the Roman province of GalliaNarbonensis (the area around modern day Narbonne), the southern part of Gallia Transalpina. They held their assemblies in the sacred wood of Nemausus, the site of modern Nîmes.
GB90907. Bronze AE 14, CCC BM III 215 - 230, Castelin 109-110, De la Tour 2677, Depeyrot NC I 142, SNG Dreer 77, Blanchet fig. 475, VF, green patina, tight flan, weight 1.344 g, maximum diameter 14.3 mm, die axis 180o, Nemausus(?) mint, 77 - 44 B.C.; obverseVOLCAE, diademed head of Artemis right; reverse togate male figure half left, palm frond before, AREC upwards on right; $75.00 (€56.25)
Nemausus, Gaul, c. 40 B.C.
ColoniaNemausus was founded as a colony by TiberiusClaudiusNero in 45 or 44 B.C. for veterans that had served Julius Caesar under his command in Gaul and the invasion of Egypt. He was the first husband of Livia and was persuaded or forced by Octavian to divorce her. At the wedding he gave her in marriage to Octavian "just as a father would."
GB90660. Bronze semis, RPC I 520, SNG Cop 692, SNG Munchen 431, CCC BM III 231, De la Tour 2735, Fair, weight 2.000 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 315o, Nemausus (Nimes) mint, c. 40 B.C.; obverse helmeted and draped bust right, S (mark of value) behind; reverse NEM COL (downward on right), Salus standing facing, patera in right over two snakes, left elbow on column behind; $45.00 (€33.75)
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