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bga_541218 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval et à la croix tréflée, BN 8427

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval et à la croix tréflée, BN 8427 VF/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval et à la croix tréflée, BN 8427
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,51 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Droit à l’usure importante mais très beau revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 2008


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée à gauche, torque au cou ; devant la face, trois globules.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre au galop à droite ; au-dessus, un annelet ; entre les pattes, une croix tréflée surmontée de trois annelets.


Ce type était très rare en 1977 et le reste encore aujourd’hui.

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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