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bga_570222 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe IX

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe IX AU/XF
200.00 €(Approx. 218.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe IX
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 2,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe droit et magnifique patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 1995


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


Reverse legend : YLLYCCI.
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche ; derrière, un pentagramme et un Y ; derrière, deux annelets centrés ; sous la queue de l’oiseau, une croisette aux extrémités bouletées.


La tête de la classe IX est bien reconnaissable, avec ce style particulier, le fleuron qui sort de la bouche et un annelet pointé au-dessus de l'œil.

Historical background

SENONES (Area of Sens)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Sénons, whose name means the sages or the elders, controlled a vast territory which extended between the south of Champagne and the north of Burgundy. Their main oppidum was Agedincum (Sens) which still retains the name of the ancient civitas today. They had several other oppida like Auxerre, Tonnerre or Avallon. Divona seems to have been the principal sanctuary of the Senones. Caesar had wintered six of his legions in 53 BC at Agedincum. Labienus, Caesar's lieutenant and legate, came to settle in the region of Sens between Gergovie and Alesia in order to control the roads and protect Caesar's armies from an attack from the Belgians or the 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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