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E-auction 303-221980 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VIb

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VIb AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 72 €
Maximum bid : 72 €
End of the sale : 04 February 2019 14:06:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VIb
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sens (89)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,85 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli revers. Patine vert foncé
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 DÉGÉNÉRÉE.
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.

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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