Gaule - Marseille
Obole tête à gauche (c. 225-150).
D’une qualité hors norme - Style d’une finesse exceptionnelle.
Exemplaire de la vente Palombo 2 du 30 avril 2005, N°10.
0.63g - LT manque - BN 600-656 - Depeyrot 31
FDC Exceptionnel - Choice MS
The Greek colony of Massalia was founded c. 600 BC by settlers from Phocaea (Foça in Turkey). During the Second Punic War of 218-201 BC, it sided with Rome against Carthage but remained independent and commercially powerful. This changed during the Civil War of 49 BC, as the city sided against Caesar: the Romans then sieged Massalia which became a Roman city.