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bga_329408 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze GIAMILOS / SIINV à l’oiseau

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze GIAMILOS / SIINV à l’oiseau XF/VF
125.00 €(Approx. 151.25$ | 108.75£)
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Type : Bronze GIAMILOS / SIINV à l’oiseau
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bronze sur un flan irrégulier avec des reliefs bien venus et une agréable patine verte, peu photogénique


Obverse legend : GIAMILO.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en grosses boucles, tirées en arrière.


Reverse legend : [SIINV].
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche ; derrière, un pentagramme et deux annelets centrés.


Belle légende GIAMILOS complète au droit mais SIINV hors flan au revers.

Historical background

Senons (region of Sens)

(Second - first century BC)

The Sénons, whose name means wise or old, controlled a vast area stretching from the south of Champagne and northern Burgundy. Their main oppidum was Agedincum (Sens), which still retained the name of the ancient civitas. They had several other oppida as Auxerre, Avallon or Thunder. Divona seems to have been the main sanctuary Sénons. Caesar had wintered six of his legions in 53 BC to Agedincum. Labienus, lieutenant and legate of Caesar, settled in the region between Sens and Alesia Gergovie to control the roads and protect Caesar's armies to attack Belgians or Germans. Caesar (Bg. II 2, V, 54, 56, VI, 2, 3, 44; VII, 4, 10, 11, 34, 56-59, 62, 75). Ptolemy (G. II, 8, 9).

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