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bga_578406 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Denier au cheval NIDE/ALABRODIIOS

900.00 €(Approx. 981.00$ | 747.00£)
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Type : Denier au cheval NIDE/ALABRODIIOS
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,38 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire notamment au revers ! Patine grise
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Obverse legend : NIDE.
Obverse description : Tête chevelue à droite, les cheveux divisés en six mèches retombant sur le front, grènetis.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE DÉGÉNÉRÉE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite ; entre les pattes, triangle formé de trois cercles perlés centrés ; devant le poitrail, un astre. Légende au-dessus et devant le cheval.
Reverse legend : ALABRODIIOS.


Ce type de denier est excessivement rare et cet exemplaire est d’une qualité hors du commun. Le type de droit est un peu mou, le revers est complet, bien centré avec une légende grecque entièrement lisible.

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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