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Live auction - bga_612582 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Statère globulaire à la croix, épigraphe

SENONES (Area of Sens) Statère globulaire à la croix, épigraphe MS
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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 3 400 €
Maximum bid : 3 400 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:36:13
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Statère globulaire à la croix, épigraphe
Date: c. 100-80 AC.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 12 mm
Weight : 7,06 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan parfait, très rond et d’une grande homogénéité ! Le “A” de “TAI” ressemble fortement à un DELTA. Magnifique exemplaire !
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lisse avec une grande croix en relief avec les extrémités ornées.

Reverse


Reverse legend : TAI.
Reverse description : Lisse, épigraphie en bord de flan.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire a la particularité d’avoir une épigraphie au revers ; cette rare variante figure dans le Nouvel Atlas sous le DT. 2540. Aucun exemplaire hormis dans notre live de juin 2020 ne semble être passé en vente ces dix dernières années.
Monnaie de la plus grande rareté !.

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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