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bga_536264 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin aux animaux affrontés, classe III

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin aux animaux affrontés, classe III XF
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Type : Potin aux animaux affrontés, classe III
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin homogène avec un beau revers. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux animaux affrontés (chèvres ou boucs), un annelet entre les têtes. Grènetis et bourrelet périphérique.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux sangliers dressés face à face autour d'un annelet (?), grènetis et bourrelet périphérique.

Commentary


Le revers de la classe III est composé de deux sangliers reconnaissables par leurs soies.

Historical background


GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons)

(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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