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E-auction 571-514953 - bga_858867 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Denier TOGIRIX - fourré

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Denier TOGIRIX - fourré XF/VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 25 March 2024 14:10:40
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier TOGIRIX - fourré
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 1,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale et décentré. Droit bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise aux légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Norbert MICHAUD, fameux collectionneur d’art japonais

Obverse


Obverse legend : TOCIRIX.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, légende devant le visage et grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : TOCTRI.
Reverse description : Cheval bridé et sanglé galopant à gauche, un serpent entre les jambes ; au-dessus la légende ; grènetis.

Historical background


GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Séquanes were one of the most important peoples of eastern Gaul. They were the enemies of the Aedui, their neighbors. Their territory was very vast and extended between the Saône, the Rhône, the Jura and the Vosges. The Jura lakes separated them from the Helvetians. They had been very powerful in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, but had lost their luster after the Germans had occupied part of their territory around 70 BC. Their neighbors were the Leuques, the Lingones, Aedui and Helvetians. Their principal oppidum was Vesontio (Besançon). Mentioned several times by Caesar, during the campaign of 52 BC, they provided a contingent of 12,000 men for the relief army. Caesar (BG. I, 1-3, 6, 8-10, 12, 19, 31-33, 35, 38, 40, 44, 48, 54; IV, 10; VI, 12; VII, 66, 67, 75, 90). Kruta: 16, 71, 111, 364.

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