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bga_564901 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin au pseudo-cimier

SENONES (Area of Sens) Potin au pseudo-cimier XF
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Type : Potin au pseudo-cimier
Date: c. avant 52 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau potin sur un flan remarquable. Patine foncée
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

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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