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bga_473821 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au swastika

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin au swastika XF/AU
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 249.20£)
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Type : Potin au swastika
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19 mm
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin avec des types complets mais recouverts d’une épaisse patine un peu hétérogène
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection régionale D. B.


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Swastika dextrogyre ornée d'un gros globule central, de quatre petits globules et de quatre petites esses. Grènetis et bourrelet périphérique.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre à gauche, un gros annelet pointé au-dessus et un autre plus petit devant le cheval. Quatre petits annelets pointés juxtaposés entre les jambes. Grènetis de petits traits obliques et bourrelet périphérique.


Ces potins sont relativement rares et assez souvent d'un style très fin. Il semblerait qu'il existe plusieurs variétés de ce potin au swastika, selon le degré de stylisation.

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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