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bga_554619 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8430

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8430 XF
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 83.00£)
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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 : 1 h.
Weight : 2,5 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait bien qu’en bord de flan. Revers légèrement scyphate. Patine sombre et granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes et anciennement de MONNAIES XV, n°1216


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


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


Semble 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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