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E-auction 365-278117 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe Va / Vc

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe Va / Vc VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 14:07:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe Va / Vc
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Métal piqué sinon bel exemplaire. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en grosses boucles stylisées, tirées en arrière ; devant la bouche, un annelet pointé entouré d’un annelet perlé.

Reverse


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.

Commentary


Les bronzes de cette série sont très abondants. Le classement proposé par J. Piette semble pouvoir être affiné grâce aux nombreux exemplaires apparus sur le marché et conservés en collections privées !.

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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