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Coin type

Coin type:
Description: obverse: left-facing head of a young man, reverse: left-facing galopping horse, legend over or under the horse
Material (main component): silver
Average diameter: unknown
Average thickness: unknown
Average weight: unknown

Archaeological culture: unknown
Date: unknown

Number of known pieces: 173
Area of circulation: Valley of the Isère: Moirans, Laveyron, Hostun, Sainte Blandine
Mint / Main site: unknown
Coordinates (approx.): none

Coin legend

Idealised transliteration: uol 
Idealised original script: VOL (Latin script)
Variant reading: U dO2 dL d (North Italic script)
Position: back
Direction of writing: dextroverse
Script: unknown
Letter height: 00 cm <br />0 in <br />
Number of letters: 3
Inscription type: minting authority
Language: Celtic
Syntactic analysis: NP
Meaning: abbreviation of the name of the Volcae?

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Brenot 1998: 27-28 & 24 (pl. .12)



Known pieces (Brenot 1998: 28):

  • Hoard of Moirans: 24
  • Hoard of Laveyron: 43
  • Hoard of Hostun: 98
  • Hoard of Sainte Blandine: 8


Brenot 1998 Claude Brenot, "A propos des monnaies à légendes lépontiennes de Transalpine", in: Fondazione "Andrea Pautasso" per gli studi di numismatica (ed.), Forme di contatto tra moneta locale e moneta straniera nel mondo antico. Atti del Convegno internazionale, Aosta 13-14 ottobre 1995. A cura di Giovanni Gorini, Padova: Esedra Editrice 1998, 23-37.