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bga_624397 - GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Quart de statère “aux segments de cercles”, cheval à droite

GALLIA BELGICA - REMI (Area of Reims) Quart de statère “aux segments de cercles”, cheval à droite XF
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Type : Quart de statère “aux segments de cercles”, cheval à droite
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Reims (51)
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Weight : 1,55 g.
Rarity : R3
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre passant à droite ?.

Commentary


Le revers reste difficile à comprendre. Cette monnaie ne ressemble en rien aux types publiés !.

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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