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bga_504088 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IVa à la croisette globulaire

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe IVa à la croisette globulaire XF/VF
140.00 €(Approx. 162.40$ | 119.00£)
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Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe IVa à la croisette globulaire
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 4,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très beau droit avec un portrait remarquable. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine marron

Obverse


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


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.

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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