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E-auction 382-294749 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au cheval XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 44 €
Maximum bid : 57 €
End of the sale : 10 August 2020 14:05:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Bronze au cheval
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,78 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec une jolie patine verte. Flan éclaté à 4 heures
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite ; devant une esse surmontant un demi-cercle.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite ; devant, une étoile ; au dessous et au dessus, multiples symboles.


Ce type semble rarissime. Il était inédit avant la publication du DT. Ce n’est que la seconde fois que nous le présentons 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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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