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E-auction 240-163259 - GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Bronze REMO/REMO

GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Bronze REMO/REMO VF/VF
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2017/11/20 14:10:00
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Type : Bronze REMO/REMO
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Reims (51)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier, avec un penon de coulée bien net. La frappe est un peu molle. Patine sombre et brillante. Une concrétion oxydée est à signaler à 6 heures au droit, sur la tranche
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection J.-C. D.

Obverse


Obverse legend : REMO.
Obverse description : Trois bustes d'hommes de profil à gauche, légende devant le visage et le cou, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : REMO.
Reverse description : Bige à gauche avec l'aurige ailé tenant un fouet dans le char ; légende sous les chevaux, grènetis.

Commentary


Les légendes sont complètes au droit et au revers. Le revers présente un gros globule très particulier en plein centre, comme s’il y avait eu un trou dans le coin pour faire cette zone en reliefs sur la pièce !.

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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