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bga_458542 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien”

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin à la tête “d’indien” AU/XF
120.00 €(Approx. 142.80$ | 109.20£)
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Type : Potin à la tête “d’indien”
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 5,23 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire complet et homogène au droit, mais sur un flan irrégulier pour le revers
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.

Commentary


Exemplaire particulièrement lourd !.

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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