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E-auction 357-270240 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIa

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIa VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 17 February 2020 14:12:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIa
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale et éclaté. Monnaie décentrée mais belle patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ROVECA.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, la chevelure ornée d'un bandeau, un torque au cou ; un annelet pointé devant le menton et un autre derrière la nuque.


Reverse legend : POOYIKA.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche, trois annelets pointés au-dessus du cheval et un autre au-dessous, légende sous cet annelet, entre les jambes du cheval.

Historical background

Meldi (Region Meaux)

(First century BC)

The Meldi are mentioned only once in the work of Caesar. This little people lived between the Seine and the Marne in the plain of Brie Meaux with capital. The Meldi have emancipated themselves from the tutelage of late Suessiones and Remi at the time of the Gallic Wars. Became independent in 57 BC, the Meldi chose to ally with the Romans. Caesar built sixty ships in Meldi in 55 BC, for shipment to Britain. Caesar (Bg. V, 5).

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