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bga_812219 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TOC/TOC au lion

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TOC/TOC au lion VF/XF
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Type : Potin TOC/TOC au lion
Date: c.58-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin sur un flan court, centré des deux côtés. Usure prononcée au droit, et un revers agréable bien venu à la coulée. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : TOC.
Obverse description : Tête casquée (avec cimier) et l’épaule vêtue à droite, légende devant le visage.

Reverse


Reverse legend : TOC.
Reverse description : Lion bondissant à droite, légende au-dessous, grènetis.

Commentary


Au droit la tête casquée fait penser à un buste de Mars du denier de P. Fonteius Capito frappé en 55 avant J.-C. (RRC. 429/1 = RCV. 392). S. Scheers n’avait pas retenu cette hypothèse dans son ouvrage en 1969 sur les monnaies de la Gaule inspirées de celle de la République romaine.

Historical background


GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon)

(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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