Velzeke-Ruddershove is a double village in the Denderstreek in the province of East Flanders in Belgium, currently part of the municipality of Zottegem.

The two villages of Velzeke and Ruddershove were merged in 1825. Settlement in Velzeke goes back at least to Roman times, when it was a vicus situated at a crossroads in the network of Roman roads in Gallia Belgica.

Velzeke hoard

A hoard of third-century Roman coins has been discovered at Velzeke, including 91 denarii (ranging in date from the reign of Septimius Severus to that of Gordian III) and 93 antoniniani (ranging in date from the reign of Elagabalus to that of Postumus).


  • L. van Durme, Toponymie van Velzeke-Ruddershove en Bochoute, 2 parts in 3 volumes. Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, ser. 6, no. 117. Ghent, 1986-1988. ISBN 90-72474-01-5 ISBN 907247404X
  • J. van Heesch and J. Deschieter, De Gallo-Romeinse vicus te Velzeke II. Een muntschat uit de tijd van keizer Postumus (Zottegem, 2000).
  • Marcel Thirion, “Le trésor de Zottegem - Velzeke II: argent jusqu’à Postume”, Cercle des Etudes Numismatiques. Bulletin 11:1 (1974), pp. 12-15.
  • Marcel Thirion, “Le trésor de Zottegem - Velzeke III: bronzes jusqu’à Hadrien”, Cercle des Etudes Numismatiques. Bulletin 11:2 (1974), p. 70.

External links

  • Webpage at Reocities
  • Webpage at Internet Archives

Coordinates: 50°53′N 3°46′E / 50.883°N 3.767°E / 50.883; 3.767

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