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bga_301226 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin au quadrupède

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin au quadrupède AU/VF
140.00 €(Approx. 152.60$ | 116.20£)
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Type : Potin au quadrupède
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Potin bien identifiable avec un très bel avers et un revers un peu plus confus. Patine sombre et brillante, avec des concrétions ocre dans les creux, surtout au droit
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche, imberbe avec les cheveux regroupés dans une sorte de filet ; la base du cou représentée par un triangle évidé.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Quadrupède passant à gauche, la queue en forme d’esse pointée.


Ces potins dits “au quadrupède” correspondent aux potins anépigraphes rattachables aux Séquanes ; ils sont aussi dits “au triangle sous la tête casquée”. Ils constituent à eux seuls la série 956 du Nouvel Atlas.

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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