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E-auction 521-435992 - bga_395246 - GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Potin au sanglier et au bucrane

GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux) Potin au sanglier et au bucrane VF/VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:05:20
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Potin au sanglier et au bucrane
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin avec une usure marquée mais bien identifiable. Patine sombre avec de petites concrétions au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, l'œil bien marqué, les cheveux en trois mèches parallèles dont l'une retombe devant l'œil.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Sanglier à gauche, la queue marquée par un petit annelet ; entre les pattes, un bucrane.

Commentary


Ce très rare potin semble manquer à tous les musées publiés (sauf la BN) consultés y compris au "Catalogue de monnaies gauloises du British Museum et d'autres collections britanniques" par Derek Allen. S. Scheers dans son inventaire ne reprenait que les trois exemplaires conservés à la BN et illustre dans son Traité le même exemplaire que celui qui fut gravé par Dardel au XIXe siècle pour illustrer le LA TOUR. L'attribution proposée serait entre les Meldes et les Bellovaques.

Historical background


GALLIA BELGICA - MELDI (Area of Meaux)

(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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