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bga_359444 - 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 : 17,5 mm
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin avec une importante cassure d’un penon de coulée, avec un avers très mou mais un revers un peu plu net. Patine sombre et poreuse
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


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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