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E-auction 300-218856 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIb

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIb VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 28 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:09:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIb
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan un peu court au revers. Patine verte

Obverse


Obverse legend : ROVECA.
Obverse description : Grosse tête à gauche, la chevelure en grosses mèches torsadées, un torque et un pli de vêtement sur le cou.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [POOYIKA].
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche, trois annelets pointés au-dessus du cheval et un autre entre les jambes.

Commentary


S. Scheers ne répertoriait que sept exemplaires (deux à la BN, quatre à Lumigny et un à Lyon). Les poids varient de 1,55 à 4,40 grammes.
Cet exemplaire a une grosse tête d’un style caractéristique pour cette série.

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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