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v08_0902 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête d'indien

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête d indien AU
MONNAIES 8 (2000)
Starting price : 76.22 €
Estimate : 121.96 €
Realised price : 76.22 €
Type : Potin à la tête d'indien
Date: c. avant 52 AC
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,52 g.
Coments on the condition:
Portrait inhabituel. sur un flan large. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite, le nez très long, les cheveux constitués par six lignes tirées en arrière.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à gauche ; entre les pattes, deux besants.


Poids lourd.

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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