bga_812234 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Bronze DEIVICIAC, classe II
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Type : Bronze DEIVICIAC, classe II
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Joli bronze sur un flan court et épais, légèrement décentré au revers. Manque de métal à six heure. Un très agréable tête au droit, et un superbe cheval au revers. Patine sombre
Obverse legend : DEIOYIKIIA.
Obverse description : Tête humaine à gauche, la chevelure figurée par de grosses mèches évidées et enroulées, un torque au cou ; deux gros annelets centrés alternant avec deux globules devant le visage.
Reverse legend : DEIVIC.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite ; petit sanglier tourné à droite entre les pattes ; légende au-dessus du cheval.
GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons)
(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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