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bga_635434 - VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze ECOA - RATVMACIOS, à l’aigle et au buste ailé

VELIOCASSES (Area of Norman Vexin) Bronze ECOA - RATVMACIOS, à l’aigle et au buste ailé AU
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Type : Bronze ECOA - RATVMACIOS, à l’aigle et au buste ailé
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,70 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Beau bronze frappé sur un flan irrégulier. Légende complète au droit. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ECOA.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, l’épaule droite ornée d’une sorte d’aile ; légende devant le visage.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [RATVM]ACIOS.
Reverse description : Aigle à gauche, les ailes déployées ; tenant un petit oiseau dans ses serres et un serpent dans le bec.

Historical background


Veliocasses (Norman Vexin Region)

(Second - first century BC)

The Veliocasses, people of Gaul Belgium, lived in the Norman Vexin on the current department of Seine-Maritime. They had for neighbors Lexovii and Aulerci Eburovices with the Seine border and across the Parisii, the Calètes and Bellovaci. They participated in the Belgian coalition of 57 BC, led by the Bellovaci and furnished a contingent of ten thousand men. But in 52 BC, for the army to rescue besieged in Alesia Vercingetorix release, they gave three thousand men. The following year, 51 BC they took part for the last time the coalition of the Belgians revolted under the leadership of Bellovaci. Their main oppidum was Rouen (Rotomagus). Caesar (Bg. II, 4, VII, 75, VIII, 7), Pliny (HN. IV). Ptolemy (G. II, 8). Kruta: 366.

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