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Live auction - bga_518620 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Quart de statère lamellaire

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Quart de statère lamellaire MS
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Estimate : 6 000 €
Price : 4 600 €
Maximum bid : 4 609 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 15:40:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Quart de statère lamellaire
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Soissons (02)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 1,54 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire extraordinaire sur un flan lamellaire, large et mince, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Revers d’une beauté à couper le souffle, sans usure et permettant de découvrir une infinité de détails. Exemplaire recouvert d’une fine patine
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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.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite ; devant, un astre ; au dessus et au dessous, nombreux motifs distincts.


Avant la sortie du supplément aux trois volumes du DT, ce type était complètement inédit. C’est probablement le second exemplaire connu, d’une rare beauté !.

Historical background


(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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