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bga_511966 - 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 AU
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Type : Potin à la grosse tête laurée DOCI
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau potin avec un joli droit où l’on lit parfaitement la légende. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


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

Commentary


Ce potin présente parfaitement la légende DOCI sur l’arrière de la tête. Sur la monnaie LT. 5542, la légende est interprétée par quatre annelets en guise de DOCI.

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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