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E-auction 270-192061 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze CRICIRV

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze CRICIRV F/XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 35 €
Maximum bid : 42 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:00:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze CRICIRV
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,87 g.
Coments on the condition:
Droit de frappe très molle mais revers de belle qualité ! Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à gauche, grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CRICIRV.
Reverse description : Cheval ailé bondissant à gauche ; légende au-dessous du cheval, grènetis.

Commentary


Belle légende CRICIRV 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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