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bga_272391 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Lot de 2 potins à la grosse tête laurée

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Lot de 2 potins à la grosse tête laurée lot
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Type : Lot de 2 potins à la grosse tête laurée
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Potin bien identifiables, dans des états de conservation et de patines variés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche avec un casque lauré ; trace de légende derrière la tête sous la forme d’un motif décoratif.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à gauche, la queue enroulée et pointée.


Ces deux potins à la tête laurée sont très intéressants ;
- le premier a une légende Q.SM (du type B4, 2 ?) à peine visible au droit,
- le second a une queue nettement pointée, formant un annelet pointé..

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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