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AUGUSTA SUESSONUM or SUESSIONUM (Soissons). The position of this place is determined by the Itineraries. It is twice called simply Suessonae in the Antonine Itin. It was on the road from Durocortorum (Rheims) to Samarobriva (Amiens). Soissons is on the south bank of the Aisne, in the department of Aisne. Under the later empire there was a Roman manufactory of shields, balistae, and armour for the cavalry called Clibanarii. D'Anville and others suppose that the Noviodunum of Caesar (Caes. Gal. 2.12) was the place that afterwards became Augusta Suessonum; and it may be, but it is only a conjecture. [SUESSIONES]


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