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bga_663866 - 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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Type : Potin à la tête “d’indien” et au sanglier
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire mais métal présentant des défauts en surface sinon, superbe patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la liste Bernard 16, n°61, acquis en 1999 et de la collection Aymé Cornu

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.

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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