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E-auction 459-370649 - bga_705607 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval et au sanglier, “type des dépôts d’Amiens”

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval et au sanglier, “type des dépôts d’Amiens” VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 31 January 2022 14:05:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Bronze au cheval et au sanglier, “type des dépôts d’Amiens”
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 1,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec un joli Cheval au droit. Patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite, la queue relevée, la crinière perlée, le poitrail et la croupe ornés d’annelets pointés ; sous la tête, un annelet et entre les jambes un annelet pointé ; un cordon perlé autour du cheval.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Sanglier enseigne à droite, le corps orné de deux annelets pointés ; au-dessus, une esse entre deux globules ; cercle perlé entre les pattes ; symbole de forme triangulaire sous le groin.

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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