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bga_812122 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIa

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIa AU/AU
300.00 €(Approx. 318.00$ | 255.00£)
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Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIa
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 2,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré au droit et légèrement décentré au revers. Tête très agréable, fine usure régulière. Superbe revers avec un cheval très bien venu à la frappe. Patine sombre
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Obverse


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


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


GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux)

(1st century BC)

The Meldes are mentioned only once in Caesar's work. This small people lived between the Seine and the Marne in the plain of Brie with Meaux as its capital. The Meldes emancipated themselves late from the tutelage of the Suessions and the Remes at the time of the Gallic Wars. Having become independent in 57 BC, the Meldes chose to ally with the Romans. Caesar had sixty ships built by the Meldes, in 55 BC, for the expedition to Brittany. Caesar (BG. V, 5).

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