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E-auction 357-270236 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à la tête de face, BN. 8405

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à la tête de face, BN. 8405 VF/VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 28 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 17 February 2020 14:10:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Bronze à la tête de face, BN. 8405
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,19 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bronze sur un flan un peu court et scyphate, avec un revers de frappe molle mais un beau revers complet. Patine brun et poreuse
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 en arrière.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête casquée avec ses nattes (?) de face, des globules autour.

Commentary


Ce type de représentation de face est assez rare dans le monnayage gaulois.

Historical background


Ambiens (Region Amiens)

(Second - first century BC)

Their name, "those on both sides of the river," said the Ambiens, people of Gaul Belgium, occupied both banks of the Somme (Samara). Their territory is the current department of the Somme. They had for neighbors Calètes, the Morini, Atrebates, the Bellovaci. Their main oppidum was Samarobriva (near Amiens). They participated in the coalition Belgian peoples 57 BC and furnished a contingent of ten thousand men. In 52 BC, it is a contingent of five thousand men they gave the army emergency release dedicated to Alesia. Caesar (Bg. II, 4, 15, VII, 75, VIII, 7). Strabo (G. IV, 5). Kruta: 68, 110, 366.

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