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E-auction 240-163250 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe Vb

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe Vb XF/VF
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2017/11/20 14:05:30
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Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe Vb
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 3,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier au revers. Droit net, mais revers avec des faiblesses de frappe. Patine sombre
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 : [YL]LYCCI.
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 la classe Vb se reconnaissent à l'annelet pointé sous le bec ; cet exemplaire est le troisième que nous proposons.

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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