Coins from Aquitania
Gallia Aquitania, also known as Aquitaine or Aquitaine Gaul, was a province of the Roman Empire.

It lies in present-day southwest France, where it gives its name to the modern region of Aquitaine. It was bordered by the provinces of Gallia Lugdunensis, Gallia Narbonensis, and Hispania Tarraconensis.

Aquitania was a part of Gallia Comata, literally meaning ‘long-haired Gaul’, as opposed to Gallia Bracata ‘trousered Gaul’, a term derived from bracae (‘breeches’) for Gallia Narbonensis.


(1) Richard I 1172-1189
Obverse: +|RICA|RDVS|ω.in two lines across field, cross above, ω below.
Reverse: +AQVITANIE, Cross pattee within inner circle.
Ref: Elias 4; Poey d