Monnaies gauloises et recrutement auxiliaire en Gaule chevelue, de César à Auguste

Abstract : Gallic coins found on military sites from the second half of the 1st c. AD and the beginning of the 1st c. AD are one of the only sources at our disposal to study the origin of Gallic auxiliary soldiers in this period, since we lack literary and epigraphic evidence on the subject. This problem has been tackled mainly in the 1970s and 1980s. After giving an overview of the debate, this paper turns to recent archaeological data. It focuses first on silver, second on bronze coinage, with a case-study on coins minted in the “Centre-Ouest” of modern France. The potential as well as the limits of such studies are clear: coin finds can yield information on the movements of troops, even on the origin of soldiers. But the results of the numismatic study must be interpreted in the light of the historical context of the period under study. Whenever possible, they should be confronted with other categories of archaeological finds.
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Stéphane Martin. Monnaies gauloises et recrutement auxiliaire en Gaule chevelue, de César à Auguste . Revue internationale d'Histoire militaire ancienne, Klincksieck, 2017, Entrer dans l'armée romaine : bassins de recrutement des unités auxiliaires, 6, pp.65-81. ⟨http://www.klincksieck.com/revues/hima/⟩. ⟨hal-01740072⟩

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