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bga_854857 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien”, de style fin

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien”, de style fin XF
250.00 €(Approx. 265.00$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Potin à la tête “d’indien”, de style fin
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,86 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais et bien centré. Des faiblesses mais des types agréables. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête “d’indien” fortement stylisée à droite, six mèches courtes de cheveux tirées en arrière, bouletées aux extrémités ; l’œil est globulé ; trace de l’oreille.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval stylisé au pas à gauche, accosté de trois globules ; la queue du cheval est globulée, à son extrémité.

Commentary


Potin exceptionnel de par son poids de 5,90 grammes !.

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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