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Live auction - bga_535201 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Denier CRICIRV, variété 1

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Denier CRICIRV, variété 1 AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 16:04:27
Type : Denier CRICIRV, variété 1
Date: c. 50-40 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,20 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau denier bien centré avec un droit de style fin et un joli revers. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche, la chevelure en boucles, le cou orné d'un torque et les pectoraux développés ; un rinceau feuillu devant le visage.


Reverse legend : CRICIRV.
Reverse description : Cheval à la crinière perlée bondissant à gauche, un annelet pointé derrière la queue et un dauphin à droite entre les jambes du cheval, grènetis ; légende au-dessus du cheval.

Historical background


(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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