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E-auction 302-221269 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Statère globulaire à la croix et au torque, en bronze

SENONES (Area of Sens) Statère globulaire à la croix et au torque, en bronze VF
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 87 €
Maximum bid : 87 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2019 14:08:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Statère globulaire à la croix et au torque, en bronze
Date: c. 100-80 AC.
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Weight : 4,39 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie avec de faibles reliefs, mais avec des types bien identifiables. Flan de 9,5 mm d’épaisseur, avec une patine sombre et poreuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lisse avec une petite croix en relief.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Lisse.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire en bronze est très intéressant. Sans présumer de son aspect dans l’antiquité, bien que l’aspect du bronze puisse ressembler à l’or, il est fort probable qu’il ait du être recouvert d’or pour tromper nos ancêtres ; plus aucune trace n’en subsiste !
C’est la première fois que nous rencontrons un statère au torque fourré.

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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