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E-auction 253-176566 - GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TVRONOS / CANTORIX

GALLIA BELGICA - SEQUANI (Area of Besançon) Potin TVRONOS / CANTORIX AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 97 €
Maximum bid : 101 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:10:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Potin TVRONOS / CANTORIX
Date: c. 50-30 AC.
Metal : potin
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire de ce type peu commun avec une jolie patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : TVRONOS.
Obverse description : Tête casquée à gauche avec plumet.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CANTORIX.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche ; au-dessus, un annelet ; entre les pattes, une lyre.

Commentary


Les légendes TVRONOS / CANTORIX sont bien lisibles, un peu plus nette au revers qu’au droit. Tous les exemplaires de ce rare potin semblent avoir une orientation des moules à 12 heures.

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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