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bga_739049 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Obole à la croix, MASO tête à droite, type du coin d’Arbois

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Obole à la croix, MASO tête à droite, type du coin d’Arbois AU
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Type : Obole à la croix, MASO tête à droite, type du coin d’Arbois
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Weight : 0,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec un très joli revers bien en relief. Belle patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite, la chevelure formée par des esses ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : M/A/S/.O. (LE A EN FORME DE DELTA).
Reverse description : Roue avec une lettre dans chaque canton.

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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