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Northern Gaul, Morini tribe, gold 1/4 stater

Northern Gaul, Morini tribe, gold 1/4 stater



Northern Gaul, Morini tribe, gold 1/4 stater

Period: 60-40 BC

Uniface gold quarter stater of the Morini tribe.

Obverse: Tree with zig-zag (river)
Reverse: Uniface

Article code: 14-2755

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The Morini were a Belgic tribe who inhabited the low-lying plains and coastal wetlands of the North Sea in the historic Flanders region (the province of West Flanders) and the present-day Nord and Pas-de-Calais(France). The word "Flanders" is a contraction of "flooded lands" and refers the north of the Morini territory.

Caesar was very interested in a part of the Morini territory, the present-day region of Calais because here was the  shortest crossing of the sea between Gaul and Britannia. The territory of the Morini and Menapii was well protected by marshes and woodland and suited for guerilla tactics. During the great Gallic rebellion led by Vercingetorix, the Morini sent a contingent of some 5000-7000 men to the relief force which had to liberate Alesia.

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