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E-auction 240-163248 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze INS à l’oiseau et au vase, classe VIII

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze INS à l’oiseau et au vase, classe VIII VF/VF
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Type : Bronze INS à l’oiseau et au vase, classe VIII
Date: c. après 45 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier pour ce rare bronze avec une importante cassure du penon de coulée. Patine brune
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches élancées, ramenées en arrière ; l’œil est bouleté ; torque bouleté sous le cou.


Reverse legend : [INS].
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche, le bec au-dessus d’un vase ; au-dessus, un pentagramme et une croisette aux extrémités bouletées accostée de quatre globules ; deux annelets centrés derrière la queue de l’oiseau.


Cette variété au vase est rare. Le droit a une coiffure caractéristique de cette variété. Au revers, la légende INS est hors flan au-dessus du vase.

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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