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bga_241405 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8430

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8430 VF/XF
100.00 €(Approx. 113.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval, BN 8430
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait complet, mais de frappe molle. Revers centré mais confus. Patine vert brun, assez irrégulière
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Ce potin provient de la collection P. Gendre

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à droite, le menton saillant.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, la queue triple ; entouré de volute et d'annelets.

Commentary


Pourrait être du même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF (BN 8430).

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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