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E-auction 587-544412 - bga_552591 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à la tête coupée de face

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à la tête coupée de face VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:09:20
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze à la tête coupée de face
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,12 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière. Beau droit. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête humaine à gauche, la chevelure disposée en deux rangées de mèches.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre passant à gauche ; au-dessus, tête coupée de face ; devant le cheval deux annelets pointés.

Commentary


Cette variété avec le cheval à gauche était inédite en 1977. Au revers, il semble bien s’agir d’une tête coupée alors que sur le type (DT. 391), nous avions les restes d’un buste avec un torque, placé sous la tête.

Historical background


AMBIANI (Area of Amiens)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

Their name, "those who are on both sides of the river", indicates that the Ambiens, people of Belgian Gaul, occupied both banks of the Somme (Samara). Their territory corresponds to the current department of the Somme. Their neighbors were the Calètes, the Morins, the Atrébates, the Bellovaques. Their main oppidum was Samarobriva (near Amiens). They participated in the coalition of the Belgian peoples in 57 BC and provided a contingent of ten thousand men. In 52 BC, it was a contingent of five thousand men that they gave for the relief army dedicated to clearing Alesia. Caesar (BG. II, 4, 15; VII, 75; VIII, 7). Strabo (G. IV, 5). Kruta: 68, 110, 366.

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