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bga_814723 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze au damier, “type de Villeneuve-Saint-Germain”

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze au damier, “type de Villeneuve-Saint-Germain” VF/XF
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Type : Bronze au damier, “type de Villeneuve-Saint-Germain”
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13 mm
Weight : 2,67 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan court et centré. Usure importante et présence de tâches vertes. Beau cheval au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Damier, composé d'un quadrillage en neuf cases dont cinq en relief, accosté d'un annelet sur chacun de ses quatre cotés.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à droite, la crinière perlée, un annelet entre les jambes, motifs autour de l’animal.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Suessions were an important people of the Belgians, confined on the Aisne in the territory of the province of Soissonnais. They had for neighbor the Remi, the Lingones, the Senones, the Parisii, the Bellovaci and the Ambiens.. According to Caesar, the two peoples Remes and Suessions, before the Gallic Wars, had the same laws and the same leaders. They had for customers the Meldes, the Silvanectes and the Viromanduens. Diviciacos, one of their kings, would have reigned as far as Brittany. Galba, his successor, commanded the coalition of rebel Belgians in 57 BC. -VS. with a contingent of fifty thousand men. The Suessions and their Bellovaci allies were defeated. Galba had to deliver his two sons as hostages to the Romans. They provided a contingent of five thousand men for the relief army in 52 BC. -VS. They were placed under the authority of the Remes after this date. In 51 BC. -VS. , the members of the Belgian coalition were to first attack the Suessions. Ruled by Corréos and Commios, the Belgic peoples 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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