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E-auction 421-332878 - bga_639355 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au sanglier et au cheval, “type des dépôts d’Amiens”

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au sanglier et au cheval, “type des dépôts d’Amiens” VF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 10 May 2021 14:00:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze au sanglier et au cheval, “type des dépôts d’Amiens”
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,26 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Sanglier à droite ; au-dessus, trois globules et deux autres entre les pattes ; sorte de bucrane sous le groin du sanglier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche, poitrail et croupe globulés ; au-dessus, un motif ressemblant à un bucrane.

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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