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bga_703177 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête laurée DOCI

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête laurée DOCI VF/XF
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Type : Potin à la grosse tête laurée DOCI
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec un joli Cheval détaillé au revers. Patine verte
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 et pointée.

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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