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
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