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bga_423710 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin au quadrupède

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin au quadrupède AU/XF
220.00 €(Approx. 237.60$ | 187.00£)
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Type : Potin au quadrupède
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Potin complet avec un droit un peu plus net que le revers. Patine sombre et poreuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection J. G. (1933-2015)


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


(2nd - 1st century BC)

The Séquanes were one of the most important peoples of eastern Gaul. They were the enemies of the Aedui, their neighbors. Their territory was very vast and extended between the Saône, the Rhône, the Jura and the Vosges. The Jura lakes separated them from the Helvetians. They had been very powerful in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, but had lost their luster after the Germans had occupied part of their territory around 70 BC. Their neighbors were the Leuques, the Lingones, Aedui and Helvetians. Their principal oppidum was Vesontio (Besançon). Mentioned several times by Caesar, during the campaign of 52 BC, they provided a contingent of 12,000 men for the relief army. 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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