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bga_538849 - GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Bronze GERMANVS INDVTILLI au taureau (Quadrans)

GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Bronze GERMANVS INDVTILLI au taureau (Quadrans) VF
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Type : Bronze GERMANVS INDVTILLI au taureau (Quadrans)
Date: c. 10 AC.
Mint name / Town : Reims (51)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large à l’usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 2001

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine diadémée à droite, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : GERMANVS// INDVTILLI.
Reverse description : Taureau cornupète à gauche, sur une ligne d’exergue.

Commentary


Nous devons à J.-M. Doyen d’avoir réattribué ce bronze, parfois considéré comme gallo-romain, aux Rèmes.

Historical background


Remes (Region Reims)

(Second - first century BC)

Remi was one of the most powerful nations of Gaul and faithful allies of the Romans. The territory of the Remi extended on the current Champagne, along the Aisne. They had for neighbors Aduatuci the Treviri the Médiomatriques, Lingones, the Suessiones the Bellovaci and Nerviens. They denounced the coalition Caesar Belgian people 57 BC belonged, the Suessiones who shared the same laws and the same judges. Their main oppidum was Bibrax. The civitas capital of the Gallo-Roman period was Durocortorum (Reims). Caesar (Bg. II, 3-5, 7, 12, III, 11, V, 3, 24, 53, 54, 56, VI, 4, 12, 44; VII, 63, 90; VIII, 6, 11) . Strabo (G. IV, 3, 5). Kruta: 70, 313-314, 366.

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