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bga_873590 - GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Statère à l'œil, variété “à l’ancre” sur flan court

GALLIA BELGICA - SUESSIONES (Area of Soissons) Statère à l œil, variété “à l’ancre” sur flan court AU
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Price : 1 500.00 €
Type : Statère à l'œil, variété “à l’ancre” sur flan court
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Soissons (02)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 6,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire frappé sur un flan épais et centré. Quelques faiblesses mais de très jolis détails des deux côtés. Un bon relief au revers. Patine de collection
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste désarticulé à droite avec l'œil en forme d’ancre horizontale, trois croissants évidés, une couronne de laurier, et un astre entre le croissant le plus bas et le vêtement.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre 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 moyeu central.

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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