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bga_285054 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin à la grosse tête XF/AU
180.00 €(Approx. 198.00$ | 158.40£)
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Type : Potin à la grosse tête
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 5,07 g.
Coments on the condition:
Potin sur un flan large avec un droit et un revers complets. Patine sombre, brun vert
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


Ce type de potin est le plus courant des potins séquanes au bandeau lisse.
Le revers de cet exemplaire est particulièrement complet et bien venu. Au droit l'œil vide est bien net.

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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