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bga_691505 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la grosse tête

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la grosse tête XF
120.00 €(Approx. 129.60$ | 103.20£)
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Type : Potin à la grosse tête
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien détaillée au niveau de l’iconographie. Une belle patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Grosse tête casquée à gauche entre deux besants ; œil figuré par un globule.

Reverse


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

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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