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E-auction 347-261044 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Lot de 4 bronzes YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VI

SENONES (Area of Sens) Lot de 4 bronzes YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VI lot
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 70 €
Maximum bid : 77 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:02:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Lot de 4 bronzes YLLYCCI à l’oiseau, classe VI
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : bronze
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bronzes complètement identifiables, de frappe vigoureuse. Très faible usure, avec des patines sombres et très légèrement concrétionnées
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Comme certains exemplaires de MONNAIES XV, ces monnaies proviennent d’une vieille collection constituée avant la seconde guerre mondiale et proviendraient d’un petit dépôt d’origine sénonaise


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 ; devant la bouche, une S retournée aux extrémités bouletées.


Reverse legend : YLLYCCI.
Reverse description : Oiseau à gauche ; derrière, un pentagramme et une croisette aux extrémités bouletées, accostée de quatre globules ; deux annelets centrés derrière la queue 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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