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E-auction 123-65636 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête laurée de gros globules

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête laurée de gros globules VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:06:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Potin à la grosse tête laurée de gros globules
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 5,7 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et irrégulier pour ce potin relativement lourd, mais assez mal détaillé avec de bons reliefs au droit mais un revers un peu plus mou. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [DOCI].
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.


Sur cet exemplaire, la légende se devine à peine derrière la couronne.

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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