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E-auction 579-529901 - bga_552444 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8430

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8430 XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 27 €
End of the sale : 20 May 2024 14:07:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze au cheval, BN 8430
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14,9 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,25 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan recouvert de cette patine typique de ces séries ambiennes, marron et légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, le menton saillant et l'œil en amande.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, la queue triple ; une croisette bouletée devant la croupe et un globule entouré d’un cercle perlé entre les jambes.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire est très beau par rapport à la plupart des autres exemplaires connus de ce type de bronze.

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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