A Gaulish people
, the Medulli
belonged to the group of mountain tribes controlling access to high Alps passes, along with the Centrones
in Tarentaise Valley
and the Salassi
in Aosta Valley
, especially for the trade of metals (tin, iron and copper). They were established in the medium valleys of the Maurienne
, the higher parts being inhabited by the Graioceles
Their name came from Medu = "mead". They were integrated in the Province of Cottian Alps in 16 BCE.
A branch of the Medulli moved near Bordeaux, in the area named Médoc after them.
- Strabo Geography Book IV Chapter 6
- L. Comby 1977, Histoire des Savoyards, Nathan