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E-auction 310-228203 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VIIa

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VIIa VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 63 €
End of the sale : 25 March 2019 14:03:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VIIa
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan avec un beau revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française de la fin du XIXe siècle. Avec son étiquette d’origine


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches stylisées, ramenées en arrière et bouletées à l’intérieur ; S devant le nez et la bouche ; torque bouleté sous le menton.


Reverse legend : YLLIIII.
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche ; derrière, un pentagramme et une S ; deux annelets centrés derrière la queue de l’oiseau ; une croisette aux extrémités bouletées accostée de quatre globules sous la queue ; un globule sous le bec de l’oiseau.

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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