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bga_633991 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval à droite

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval à droite AU
300.00 €(Approx. 351.00$ | 258.00£)
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Type : Potin au cheval à droite
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire d’une qualité de coulée et de conservation absolument exceptionnels ! Magnifique droit et revers de toute beauté. Patine foncée
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, les cheveux en arrière, trois globules posés devant la bouche ; bourrelet périphérique.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite, l’une des jambes arrières désarticulée sous le poitrail, traitée en forme d'osselet ; deux demi-cercles juxtaposés et pointés au-dessus du cheval.

Commentary


Sept exemplaires seulement de cette rare monnaie étaient répertoriés dans le Traité de S. Scheers : six potins de la BN et un autre à l'ANS.
Le DT. 684 est classé en “potin tardif de la région parisienne” (?).

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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