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bga_538238 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIb

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIb VF
60.00 €(Approx. 64.80$ | 51.00£)
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Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe IIIb
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante mais exemplaire parfaitement identifiable. Patine verte
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.


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


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


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


(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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