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bga_515152 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au sanglier et au cavalier

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au sanglier et au cavalier XF/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 174.00$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Bronze au sanglier et au cavalier
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant un joli revers et une belle patine verte


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Sanglier enseigne à droite ; sous la tête, un bucrane ; dans le champ; des annelets.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cavalier passant à gauche, tenant un torque ; dans le champ, annelets et globules.


La variété 2 du Nouvel Atlas a la particularité d’avoir ce bucrane mais aussi la lettre A sous la jambe avant du cheval, au revers ; cette lettre est particulièrement visible.

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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