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bga_645900 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau

SENONES (Area of Sens) Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau AU
110.00 €(Approx. 128.70$ | 94.60£)
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Type : Bronze YLLYCCI à l’oiseau
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,15 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire avec un joli revers complet et une belle patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches stylisées ramenées en avant et bouletées aux extrémités.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [YLLYCCI].
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche ; derrière, un pentagramme et deux annelets centrés ; deux globules initiaux avant la légende.

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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