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E-auction 574-519946 - bga_507346 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe I

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe I XF
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 122 €
Maximum bid : 122 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2024 14:10:00
bidders : 14 bidders
Type : Potin au cheval, classe I
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Joli potin homogène avec un très beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


(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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