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v15_0678 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien” et au sanglier

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien” et au sanglier XF
MONNAIES 15 (2002)
Starting price : 60.00 €
Estimate : 120.00 €
Realised price : 60.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 66.00 €
Type : Potin à la tête “d’indien” et au sanglier
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan irrégulier. Légèrement décentré au droit. Très joli revers. Patine vert noir
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Sanglier enseigne à droite ; au-dessous, trois points posés en triangle.

Commentary


Le flan est mal ébarbé sur la tranche. Au revers, on peut compter six soies au-dessus du sanglier.

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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