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bga_323303 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête, au bandeau lisse

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête, au bandeau lisse XF/AU
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Type : Potin à la grosse tête, au bandeau lisse
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Potin complet sur un flan large, avec une patine grise et brillante. Reliefs relativement bien venus
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à gauche, avec un bandeau parallèle ; l'œil vide et un globule dans la bouche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à gauche, la queue relevée.

Commentary


Potin d’un style assez particulier :le revers est très géométrique, avec une queue pointée, et le droit assez fruste, avec un gros nez et une lèvre supérieure disproportionnée.

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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