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bga_526804 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe V

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Bronze ROVECA, classe V XF
160.00 €(Approx. 174.40$ | 136.00£)
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Type : Bronze ROVECA, classe V
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire homogène avec un joli droit et un très beau cheval au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 2005


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


(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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