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bga_540063 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Statère globulaire fourré à la croix

SENONES (Area of Sens) Statère globulaire fourré à la croix XF
100.00 €(Approx. 108.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Statère globulaire fourré à la croix
Date: c. 100-80 AC.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
L'exemplaire est fourré avec des traces de dorure ancienne et de petites concrétions vert de gris sur la tranche
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.


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


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Lisse.

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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