Suessiones (Gallia Belgica) - AE potin said “au rameau”
Suessiones (Gallia Belgica, Soissons area).
AE potin said “au rameau”, around 100-60 B.C
Twig formed by a central beaded stem. On each side, four S-shaped wicks ended and separated by centered rings or globules. All in a circle of dots and annulets.
Horse standing left in a circle of rings. Above, beaded drop with globule in center. Cross below.
5,38 g. LT 8636 ; Scheers, Traité 680 ; DT 218. Rare. Beautiful black patina. Nearly extremely fine
This type served probably as a prototype for the important serie of potins and struck bronzes "au rameau" issued by the Nervii, probably during and after the Gallic Wars.