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bga_238586 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe II

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe II VF
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Type : Potin au cheval, classe II
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Potin bien identifiable, avec des motifs un peu mous et recouverts d’une épaisse patine vert foncé, piquée par endroits
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Ce bronze provient de la collection P. Gendre


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête nue à droite, la chevelure en annelets juxtaposés ; devant la tête une ligne de zigzag, collier au cou ; grènetis et bourrelet périphérique.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre à gauche, la crinière perlée enroulée au-dessus du cheval et se terminant en un annelet perlé pointé ; une croix bouletée au-dessous du cheval ; grènetis et bourrelet périphérique.


La classe II de cette série au cheval se distingue par une tête élongée avec la chevelure en annelets, un menton proéminent et une ligne de zigzag devant le visage. L’orientation des moules semble être régulièrement à 12 heures.

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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