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bga_241409 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval VF
40.00 €(Approx. 44.40$ | 36.40£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court et irrégulier, avec un droit plutôt mou mais un revers assez bien venu. Patine vert clair, très hétérogène
Catalogue references :
LT.- - DT.361 - Sch/GB.378
Predigree :
Ce bronze provient de la collection P. Gendre et est indiqué provenir de Digeon (80)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à droite, la chevelure divisée en grosses mèches ; devant la face, annelets centrés.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à droite l’encolure perlée ; entre les jambes, un annelet perlé.

Commentary


Ce bronze est le premier exemplaire que nous ayons à la vente.

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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