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E-auction 222-146236 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au sanglier, au torque et aux globules

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au sanglier, au torque et aux globules XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 87 €
Maximum bid : 96 €
End of the sale : 17 July 2017 14:07:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Potin au sanglier, au torque et aux globules
Date: c. 60-30 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,12 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, sur un flan large et épais, particulièrement lourd. les types de droit et de revers sont complets. Patine gris anthracite et brillante
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite, la chevelure en une esse bouletée au-dessus de la tête ; deux esses rejointes devant le visage ; une oreille en croissant derrière la nuque ; bourrelet périphérique.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Un annelet pointé au centre du potin ; un sanglier enseigne à droite au-dessus, un torque pointé surmonté de cinq globules au-dessous et un annelet derrière le sanglier.

Commentary


Très beau potin, avec les reliefs du droit et du revers complets.

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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