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Volcae Tectosages (in gallic means people which seeks
a roof) slpit from Volcae of Germany ( other group became Volcae Arecomici
). Some of them worked as merceneries for Carthagians during Punic
wars and then settled in Asia Minor forming a country called Galatia.
However, majority of them migrated from Danube river area (Hercynia Silva
of Germany) in the 3rd century BCE through Cisalpinia to Aquitaina. Volcae
Tectosages became the most powerful people in Aquitraina. They settled
on the west side of river Arauris. Their capital was Tolosa (Toulouse).
Silver dracham of Tectosages.
c. 121 - 52 BCE.
Reverse: Cross with axe
Weight: ~ 2.6 grams. Size: 14 mm.
Reference: LT. 3132; S 1.
A. Holder, Altcettischer Sprachschatz, i. ii. (1896, 1904),
T. R. Holmes. Arecomici and Tectosagi, Caesar's Conquest of Gaul (1899).
A. Desjardins. Geographic de la Gaule romaine, (1876).
Julius Caesar. Biography.
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