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E-auction 86-43718 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze “au filet”

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze “au filet” XF
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 58 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2014 15:11:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Bronze “au filet”
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze homogène, sur un flan un peu court mais avec les types de droit et de revers complets. Patine vert foncé, un peu plus claire au revers dans les champs
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche, les cheveux bouclés, torque au cou ; deux crochets pointés derrière la nuque ; devant un rinceau ; à l'exergue, un filet.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à droite ; entre les pattes, un astre ; au-dessous, une esse et un annelet ; au-dessus, un pentagramme ; devant, une rouelle à huit rayons surmontée d’une petite esse, grènetis.


Au droit, le "filet" est bien venu à la base du cou, ainsi qu’une des deux esses devant le visage.

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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