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E-auction 270-192064 - 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 AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:02:00
bidders : 10 bidders
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 : 4,22 g.
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan épais de très belle qualité au droit comme au revers. Patine verte
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


Pour ce type de potin, il semble qu’il existe des variantes selon le nombre de soies du sanglier ; six sur cet exemplaire.

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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