The Gallic Wars were a series of military campaigns waged by Julius Cesar against the Celtic tribes of the Gaul from 58 B. C. to 50 B. C. Even if Roman historians portrayed these wars as a defensive conflict, the truth is that Cesar decided to conduct them to boost his military and political career. This move proved useful, as he ended up being the only ruler of the Roman Republic.
The Gauls lived in loose confederation of tribes and, even if their military power was equal to the one of the Romans, their organization, politics and the constant quarries between rival tribes allowed Cesar to conquer them bit by bit, allying himself with some tribes against others and waging war to them according to the most favorable circumstances.
The turning point of the conflict was the Battle of Alessia, on 52 B. C. when the leader of the Gallic Confederation, the Arvernian Vercingetorix, was finally defeated by Cesar.
Our figure portrays one of those fierce Gallic warriors that fought alongside Vercingetorix on those fateful battles that marked the twilight of the Celts as a main culture in continental Europe.