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E-auction 410-322206 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:03:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Potin à la grosse tête
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un petit flan. Jolie patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à gauche, avec un bandeau parallèle.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Le revers a souvent été interprété comme un bouquetin, mais les différents auteurs préfèrent y voir un taureau chargeant avec la tête vue de profil et une seule corne figurée.

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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