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bga_710073 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin au pseudo-cimier

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin au pseudo-cimier VF/XF
95.00 €(Approx. 102.60$ | 80.75£)
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Type : Potin au pseudo-cimier
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, jolie tête au droit et un joli revers. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête “d’indien” fortement stylisée à gauche ; l’œil est globulé ; un globule sous le menton.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval élancé au pas à gauche, l’antérieur levé ; grènetis circulaire.


Ce potin, dit au pseudo-cimier dans le Nouvel Atlas (il constitue à lui tout seule la série 574) est particulièrement rare et les quelques exemplaires qui circulent sont souvent de mauvaise facture, avec un flan irrégulier et souvent mal ébarbé.

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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