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E-auction 262-184689 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Denier TOGIRIX

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Denier TOGIRIX AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 212 €
Maximum bid : 221 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:02:30
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Denier TOGIRIX
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire malgré un droit décentré. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [TOC]IRIX.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [T]OCIRIX.
Reverse description : Cheval bridé et sanglé galopant à gauche ; au-dessus la légende.

Commentary


Au revers la légende est écrite avec l’X à la fin de TOGIRIX!.

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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