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bga_575558 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à l'archer

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze à l archer XF
380.00 €(Approx. 414.20$ | 315.40£)
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Type : Bronze à l'archer
Date: c. 60-50 BC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire pour ce type rarissime et tant recherché ! Beau droit à la représentation exceptionnelle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 2000


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Archer debout à droite devant un sanglier vu verticalement tourné vers le bas.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, oiseau sur la croupe ; sous la croupe, oiseau posé à l'envers sur une branche.

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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