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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

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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