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bga_359405 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze à la tête janiforme, classe II

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze à la tête janiforme, classe II XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Bronze à la tête janiforme, classe II
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bronze homogène et presque complet malgré un droit un peu mou et un revers légèrement décentré. Patine brune
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête janiforme barbue et casquée, deux esses au-dessous et annelets devant la bouche, listel.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Lion debout à gauche, la queue retombant entre les pattes ; trois annelets au-dessus du lion et un autre au-dessous ; listel.

Commentary


Pour cette variété, il existe des avers avec des esses sous les têtes et d'autres avec des annelets pointés ; les deux se confondent souvent.

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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