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bga_293681 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TOC/TOC au lion

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TOC/TOC au lion XF
125.00 €(Approx. 138.75$ | 111.25£)
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Type : Potin TOC/TOC au lion
Date: c.58-50 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Potin bien identifiable, avec une importante cassure d’un penon de coulée. Patine brune, sombre et poreuse
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


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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