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bga_680001 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval VF
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 62.30£)
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Type : Bronze au cheval
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante mais beau revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite, le menton en galoche ; une série d'arc de cercles et de globules devant le visage, alignés de façon concentrique au grènetis.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, la crinière perlée ; une esse et un annelet pointé au-dessus du dos, un annelet devant la tête et un autre symbole entre les jambes.


Ce bronze est très rare.
Le centrage permet une bonne lecture du type.

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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