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Live auction - bga_470123 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Quart de statère au serpent cornu

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Quart de statère au serpent cornu AU
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 1 600 €
Maximum bid : 1 600 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 16:23:40
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quart de statère au serpent cornu
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Soissons (02)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique monnaie avec des types idéalement centrés et de frappe particulièrement vigoureuse. Bel aspect du métal avec une patine chaude et son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête désarticulée à droite, dont on ne voit que les lauriers, les mèches de cheveux et la base du cou ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite ; une esse entre les jambes et un annelet pointé devant la croupe ; de petites croisettes devant le cheval.

Commentary


A peine une douzaine de quarts de cette série seraient connus ; les provenances sont localisées dans l'Aisne et principalement la Somme. Cet exemplaire est dans un état comparable au bga_331035 (à la croisette), vendu 2.500€ plus les frais dans notre Live de mars 2015..

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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