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bga_539014 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Statère à l'œil, stylisé - cheval à gauche, var. 5

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Statère à l œil, stylisé - cheval à gauche, var. 5 XF
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Type : Statère à l'œil, stylisé - cheval à gauche, var. 5
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,11 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale relativement complet des deux cotés. Beau droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.

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 galopant à gauche ; au-dessus, restes de l'aurige ; une rouelle entre les jambes.

Commentary


Ce type de statère n'est pas très impressionnant, frappé sur un flan court. Il rappelle les traditionnels statères suessions ou encore les statères à l'œil des Rémes ; c'est pourtant une monnaie très rare. L'exemplaire BN. 8018 illustre le Traité de S. Scheers en 1977 et continue d'illustrer le Nouvel Atlas en 2002 ! Ce statère avec la particularité d'avoir le cheval à gauche constitue la variété 5 du monnayage d'or à "l'œil" des Suessions.

Historical background


GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons)

(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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