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bga_263927 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IV

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IV XF
110.00 €(Approx. 117.70$ | 94.60£)
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Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe IV
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 5,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et irrégulier, mais avec les types assez bien centrés et presque complets. Fine patine verte avec des nuances plus claires
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : POOYIKA.
Obverse description : Grosse tête casquée à gauche, la chevelure retombant sur la nuque, des colliers au cou ; la légende devant la tête.


Reverse legend : ROVECA.
Reverse description : Lion bondissant à droite, la queue enroulée au-dessus de son dos, annelet accosté de quatre petits points au-dessous ; légende au-dessous, grènetis.


Les légendes sont complètes au droit comme au revers. Le lion est particulièrement bien venu !.

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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