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bga_314146 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze à la tête janiforme barbue, classe I

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze à la tête janiforme barbue, classe I VF/VF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 105.60£)
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Type : Bronze à la tête janiforme barbue, classe I
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 2,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze homogène, avec des types complets et assez bien centrés sur un flan trop court. Patine verte et brillante, mais un peu piquée par endroits
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête janiforme barbue et casquée, grènetis.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Lion bondissant à gauche, la queue enroulée au-dessus du dos, tirant la langue ; un annelet pointé entouré d’un cercle perlé au-dessus du lion ; grènetis.


Cet exemplaire est typique de la classe I avec la tête barbue au droit, le lion réaliste avec l’annelet pointé entouré d’un cercle perlé au revers.

Historical background

Suessiones (near Soissons)

(Second - first century BC)

The Suessiones were important people of the Belgians, stationed on the Aisne in the territory of the province of Soissons. They had to close the Remi, Lingones the Senonian, the Parisii, the Bellovaci and Ambiens. According to Caesar, the two peoples and Remi Suessiones before the Gallic War, had the same laws and the same leaders. They had to clients Meldi the Silvanectes and Viromanduens. Diviciacos, one of their kings reigned down on Britain. Galba, his successor, commanded coalition Belgians revolted in 57 BC with a contingent of fifty thousand men. The Suessiones and Bellovaci allies were defeated. Galba had to fight his two son hostage to the Romans. They provided a quota of five thousand men for the army of relief in 52 BC They were placed under the authority of the Remi after this date. In 51 BC, the members of the Belgian coalition would tackle first to Suessiones. Led by Correos Commios and the Belgian people were finally crushed by the Romans. Their main oppidum was Noviodunum (Soissons). Caesar (Bg. II, 3, 4, 12, 13, VI, 35, VII, 75, VIII, 6). Kruta: 69.

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