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Live auction - bga_362194 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Statère à l'œil, classe III

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Statère à l œil, classe III AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 930 €
Maximum bid : 955 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:32:17
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère à l'œil, classe III
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court avec une belle frappe vigoureuse, mais très légèrement décentrée. Agréable patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste désarticulé à droite avec l'œil ouvert, deux croissants évidés avec trois annelets centrés, une couronne de laurier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre à encolure fourchue et à queue trifide galopant à droite ; au-dessus, restes de l'aurige (avec un petit annelet dans la main) et globules ; entre les pattes, rouelle à huit rayons avec double moyeu central ; (à l’exergue, ligne surmontant des chevrons ; un petit annelet devant le cheval).

Commentary


Cet exemplaire appartient à la classe III de S. Scheers et à la var. 3 de L.-P. Delestrée pour le type "à l'œil".

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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