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E-auction 376-288560 - bga_590452 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin Q. DOCI au quadrupède

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin Q. DOCI au quadrupède VF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 35 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:16:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Potin Q. DOCI au quadrupède
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce type rare ! Joli droit et belle patine foncée

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête légèrement stylisée à gauche, imberbe avec les cheveux regroupés dans une sorte de filet ; le cou orné d’un torque torsadé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : Q D-OCI, RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Cheval sanglé passant à gauche, la queue en forme d’esse.

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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