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E-auction 66-31454 - bga_323779 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze CRICIRV, barbu

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze CRICIRV, barbu XF
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:19:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze CRICIRV, barbu
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 2,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze avec des types bien venus mais légèrement décentrés. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


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


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


Cette variété avec le buste barbu est plus rare ; le petit bouc au bout du menton est torsadé et très fin.
Au droit, le motif formé d’un annelet entre deux petites esses se retrouve sur le bga_183472, le n° 1652 de MONNAIES 38, le bga_202567 ou encore le bga_314129, tandis que d’autres exemplaires ont un petit annelet entouré d’un annelet perlé devant le bouche et une petite esse devant le nez.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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