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E-auction 371-283414 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze DEIVICIAC, classe I

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze DEIVICIAC, classe I VF/VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 25 May 2020 14:13:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Bronze DEIVICIAC, classe I
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18 mm
Weight : 4,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante au droit. Beau revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête humaine à gauche, la chevelure figurée par de grosses mèches enroulées. Deux gros annelets centrés alternant avec deux globules devant le visage.

Reverse


Reverse legend : AEOYIKIIAKOC.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite ; petit sanglier tourné à droite entre les pattes. Un globule centré devant le sanglier. Légende du devant du cheval jusqu’au-dessous du sanglier.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire appartient à la classe I (de la série DEIVICIAC) qui n’a pas de légende au droit. Cette classe est assez lourde (le poids moyen des exemplaires de la BN est de 4,78 grammes). Au-dessus du cheval, la “ligne courbe” n’est pas sans rappeler l’aurige dégénéré visible sur les statères MONNAIES XV, n° 1102 à 1106.

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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