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bga_804366 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Lot de 5 potins au sanglier et à la tête coupée

SENONES (Area of Sens) Lot de 5 potins au sanglier et à la tête coupée lot
300.00 €(Approx. 321.00$ | 258.00£)
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Type : Lot de 5 potins au sanglier et à la tête coupée
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 35 mm
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Cinq jolis potins aux patines de couleur différentes.

Historical background


SENONES (Area of Sens)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Sénons, whose name means the sages or the elders, controlled a vast territory which extended between the south of Champagne and the north of Burgundy. Their main oppidum was Agedincum (Sens) which still retains the name of the ancient civitas today. They had several other oppida like Auxerre, Tonnerre or Avallon. Divona seems to have been the principal sanctuary of the Senones. Caesar had wintered six of his legions in 53 BC at Agedincum. Labienus, Caesar's lieutenant and legate, came to settle in the region of Sens between Gergovie and Alesia in order to control the roads and protect Caesar's armies from an attack from the Belgians or the 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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