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E-auction 96-50031 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe II

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au cheval, classe II XF
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Estimate : 140 €
Price : 56 €
Maximum bid : 81 €
End of the sale : 16 February 2015 15:10:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Potin au cheval, classe II
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire complet, avec des types bien venus, surtout au droit. Patine sombre, un peu hétérogène au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


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.

Commentary


Exemplaire de poids lourd, avec 5,59 grammes !

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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