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bga_639226 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à la tête de face

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à la tête de face VF
160.00 €(Approx. 174.40$ | 140.80£)
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Type : Bronze à la tête de face
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,35 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière sur un petit flan. Jolie patine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Une esse aux extrémités zoomorphe ; divers symboles satellites.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête coupée de face, dans une torque à tampons.


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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