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bga_507421 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin aux trois volutes, “type de Pommiers” à la tête casquée

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin aux trois volutes, “type de Pommiers” à la tête casquée XF
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Type : Potin aux trois volutes, “type de Pommiers” à la tête casquée
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Weight : 3,64 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier mais beau potin avec un joli droit. Patine gris foncé
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à gauche, le sourcil fortement marqué et la bouche figurée par un globule.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Trois volutes à l'extrémité bouletée, cantonnées de trois globules.


Un seul exemplaire de ce rare potin était conservé à la BN. Dans la récente publication d'A. Bodson et A. De Backer, sont recensés les onze exemplaires connus (cf. BCEN n° 41), mettant en évidence les différents types de droits et de revers

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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