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bga_523693 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8432

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval, BN 8432 VF
100.00 €(Approx. 117.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval, BN 8432
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire complet aux types bien visibles. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, les cheveux divisés en deux grandes mèches tombant le long du cou.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite ; au-dessus, un annelet.

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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