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E-auction 300-218851 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête casquée et à la rosace

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête casquée et à la rosace VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:07:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Potin à la tête casquée et à la rosace
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sens (89)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Concrétions de chaque coté sinon bel exemplaire. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée stylisée à gauche entre deux globules.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval ou bouquetin à queue bifide passant à gauche, la crinière formée de quatre globules ; entre les pattes, un fleuron formé de quatre globules.

Commentary


Ce potin, contrairement au DT. 2651, est classé à la vallée de l’Aisne, dans la série 24 “Premiers potins des Rèmes”.
Cet exemplaire a la particularité d’avoir la crinière bouletée bouletée et une rosace composée de quatre globules entre les jambes.

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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