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bga_535663 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête casquée et à l’annelet vide

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête casquée et à l’annelet vide VF/VF
80.00 €(Approx. 86.40$ | 68.80£)
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Type : Potin à la tête casquée et à l’annelet vide
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante au droit mais beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 1997


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée stylisée à gauche entre deux globules ; l’œil est globulé.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval ou bouquetin à queue bifide passant à gauche ; un annelet en guise de crinière et un annelet entre les jambes du cheval.


Ce revers avec l’annelet vide est très rare et cet exemplaire est dans une rare qualité pour ce type.

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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