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E-auction 566-506955 - bga_883775 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien”

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien” VF/VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:07:20
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Potin à la tête “d’indien”
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sens (89)
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Coments on the condition:
Potin bien centré, avec un droit usé et un revers agréable. Patine grise
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 : Cheval stylisé au pas à gauche, accosté de deux globules ; la queue du cheval est globulée à son extrémité.

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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