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bga_520373 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval et à l’aurige, type de Chilly

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval et à l’aurige, type de Chilly VF/XF
120.00 €(Approx. 133.20$ | 108.00£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval et à l’aurige, type de Chilly
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire intéressant avec un revers complet. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
LT.- - DT.S 366 A - Sch/GB.- - ABT.- - Sch/L.- - Z.- - Sch/D.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, chevelure en grosses mèches ovales.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite, la longue queue à trois brins ; sur la croupe, un aurige agenouillé.

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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