Parisii (Gaul)

Location of the Parisii
A map of Gaul in the 1st century BC, showing the relative positions of the Celtic tribes.
Gold coins of the Parisii, 1st century BC, (Cabinet des Médailles, Paris)
Coin of the Parisii: obverse with horse, 1st century BC (Cabinet des Médailles, Paris)
Coins of the Parisii (Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Parisii were Celtic Iron Age people who lived on the banks of the river Seine (in Latin, Sequana) in Gaul from the middle of the third century BC until the Roman era. With the Suessiones, the Parisii participated in the general rising of Vercingetorix against Julius Caesar in 52 BC.

Their chief city (oppidum) was on the site of Lutetia, which later became a moderately important city in the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis and ultimately the modern city of Paris, whose name is derived from theirs.

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