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bga_578559 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TOC au cheval

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TOC au cheval AU
160.00 €(Approx. 179.20$ | 144.00£)
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Type : Potin TOC au cheval
Date: c.58-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli revers, recouvert d’une patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : TO-C.
Reverse description : Cheval galopant à gauche.

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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