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bga_553762 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au swastika et au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze au swastika et au cheval VF
80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 70.40£)
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Type : Bronze au swastika et au cheval
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Weight : 1,48 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très joli droit complet. Patine marron foncé, granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Swastika angulaire accostée d’annelets pointés.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite, des annelets pointés dans le champ.


Ce type de bronze est très rare. Le revers est typique des bronzes ambiens, alors que le droit rappelle plutôt ceux des Atuatuques.

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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