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bga_841029 - 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 : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré des deux côté, un léger éclatement à trois heure. Usure importante mais une tête agréable au droit. Joli taureau au revers, avec une légende bien lisible. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

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


GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Remi were one of the most powerful peoples of Gaul and loyal allies of the Romans. The territory of the Rèmes extended over present-day Champagne, along the Aisne. They had for neighbors the Atuatuci, the Treveri, the Mediomatrics, the Lingones, the Suessions, the Bellovaci and the Nervians. They denounced to Caesar the coalition of Belgian peoples of 57 BC which included the Suessions who shared the same laws and the same magistrates. Their main oppidum was Bibrax. The capital of the civitas in Gallo-Roman times 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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