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v25_0710 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Denier TOGIRIX

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Denier TOGIRIX XF
MONNAIES 25 (2006)
Starting price : 140.00 €
Estimate : 220.00 €
Realised price : 140.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 141.00 €
Type : Denier TOGIRIX
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,9 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 1,77 g.
Coments on the condition:
Denier sur un flan irrégulier, avec une patine sombre. Droit complet, mais revers décentré, sans la tête du cheval
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : TOGIRI.
Reverse description : Cheval bridé et sanglé galopant à gauche ; au-dessus la légende ; grènetis.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire présente les légendes complètes ; TOGIRIX au droit et TOGIRI au revers. Le X final est excessivement rare au revers.

Historical background


Sequanes (Region Besançon)

(Second - first century BC)

The Séquanes was one of the most important people of eastern Gaul. They were the enemies of the Aedui, their neighbors. Their territory was vast and stretched between the Saone, Rhone, Jura and Vosges. The Jura lakes separated the Helvetii. They were very strong in the third and second centuries BC, but had lost their pride after the Germans had occupied part of its territory to 70 BC They were neighbors Leuques the Lingons the Aedui and the Helvetii. Their main oppidum was Vesontio (Besançon). Cited several times by Caesar, during the campaign of 52 BC, they provided a contingent of 12,000 men for the army of relief. 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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