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Sotiates (Sontiates) lived in the Aquitania between Élusates and Nitiobroges tribal kingdoms. Their leader at the time of Julius Caesar's Gallic wars was Adietuanus. Sotiates  were the last to subject to the Roman rule.  Adietanus, the sotiate head accepted the title of "Rex" from the Romans.


Silver dracham of Sotiates.  c. 121 - 52 BCE.
Obverse: Stylized head facing left.
Reverse: Horse with legend ANTILLOS
Weight: ~2.8 grams. Size: 16 mm.
Reference:   LT. 3569; S.457

References: Julius Caesar. Biography.  III, 20, 21 and 22.


Ancient Country List


RK.  July 16, 2005