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E-auction 450-362290 - bga_704308 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe V

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe V F/VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 29 November 2021 14:07:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe V
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,2 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée frappée sur un flan ovale, avec un joli revers. Légende en partie lisible au droit. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ROVECA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé de Vénus à droite ; derrière sur son épaule, petit Cupidon tenant une couronne ; légende devant le visage.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre à droite, une rouelle au-dessus et un annelet pointé au-dessous ; trois annelets pointés entre les jambes avant ; ligne d'exergue perlée avec un ornement trifide au-dessous.

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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