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bga_565533 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze au cheval et aux annelets

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze au cheval et aux annelets VF
150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval et aux annelets
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,73 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Rare dans cet état de conservation ! Frappe vigoureuse et droit/revers bien visibles ! Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste à droite, la joue très marquée ; un collier perlé et un torque au cou ; la chevelure surmontée de gros globules.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche, la crinière perlée ; un annelet pointé surmonté de trois petits astres au-dessus du cheval et deux annelets pointés sous le cheval.

Commentary


Ces petits bronzes sont assez courants mais très diversifiés, avec des combinaisons d’avers et de revers dans les deux sens. Cet exemplaire avec un avers à droite et un revers à gauche est du type classique.

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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