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E-auction 309-227434 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe I

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe I VF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 18 March 2019 14:01:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Potin au cheval, classe I
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau droit mais trou au revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française de la fin du XIXe siècle. Avec son étiquette d’origine


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête nue à droite ; devant la tête un croissant, collier perlé au cou ; grènetis en vingt-cinq annelets et bourrelet périphérique.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche ; une esse aux extrémités annelées au-dessus du cheval, un annelet et un V renversé aux extrémités annelées au-dessous du cheval ; grènetis en onze annelets au-dessus du cheval et pointé au-dessous.


Les potins de la classe I ont une tête assez massive entourée d’annelets. Le poids moyen des sept exemplaires de la BN est de 4,42 grammes. Les diamètres et l’orientation des moules semblent être systématiquement 21-22 millimètres et 12 ou 1 heures.
Si le nombre d’annelets au droit semble varier avec une marge de plus ou moins deux, les exemplaires observés ont tous onze annelets au revers, au-dessus du cheval, et un grènetis perlé sous le cheval !.

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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