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bga_272374 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la grosse tête, et à l’œil vide

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la grosse tête, et à l’œil vide XF
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Type : Potin à la grosse tête, et à l’œil vide
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin complet avec une épaisse patine sombre partiellement recouverte d’une sorte de gangue orangée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Grosse tête casquée à gauche entre deux besants ; l’œil vide.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE .
Reverse description : Cheval passant à gauche, surmonté par quatre globules posés en T ; deux autres accostant l’antérieur du cheval.


Ce potin a la particularité d’avoir un œil vide.

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). uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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