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Central Gaul, the Sequani, potin unit

Central Gaul, the Sequani, potin unit



Central Gaul, the Sequani, potin unit

Period: circa 58-50 BC

Large specimen, well centred with full rim on both sides.

Obverse: Stylised head to left, with lower hair represented by triangle.
Reverse: Stylised horse to left, only near legs depicted, tail transformed into volute.

Diameter: 17,9 mm
Weight: 2,95 g
DT 3256, BMC Celtic III 333

Article code: 13-9414

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The Sequani were a Gallic people who occupied the upper river basin of the Arar (Saône), the valley of the Doubs and the Jura Mountains, their territory corresponding to Franche-Comté and part of Burgundy.

Some of the Celtic tribes that maintained close relations with Rome issued equivalent coins to facilitate trade. The Sequani asked for Caesar's help against Ariovistus but later they joined Vercingetorix' party against Caeser at Alesia.

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