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E-auction 518-432596 - bga_700524 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VI

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VI XF/VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 14:15:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VI
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec une jolie tête au droit. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches stylisées, ramenées en avant et bouletées aux extrémités ; l’œil est pointé ; sous le menton, un torque aux extrémités bouletées ; une petite esse devant la bouche.


Reverse legend : YLLVCCI.
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche ; derrière, un pentagramme et une croisette aux extrémités bouletées, accostée de quatre globules ; une esse derrière l’oiseau ; deux annelets centrés derrière la queue de l’oiseau ; un autre annelet pointé sous son bec.


Les bronzes de cette classe VI ont cette tête d'un style bien particulier, avec un gros œil rond et une petite esse devant la bouche. Ce bronze correspond au DT. 2637, sous l'appellation "YLLVCCI dégénérée".

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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