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bga_359443 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin aux trois volutes, “type de Pommiers” à la tête chauve

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Potin aux trois volutes, “type de Pommiers” à la tête chauve VF/XF
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Type : Potin aux trois volutes, “type de Pommiers” à la tête chauve
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Weight : 3,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court avec des faibles reliefs mais des types bien identifiables. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête chauve à gauche, le sourcil fortement marqué et la bouche figurée par un globule.

Reverse


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

Commentary


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.
Au total nous avons proposé une vingtaine de potins de cette rare série !.

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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