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E-auction 515-428307 - bga_503423 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze “aux abeilles” et au lion

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze “aux abeilles” et au lion VF/XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 65 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 27 February 2023 14:13:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Bronze “aux abeilles” et au lion
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,79 g.
Coments on the condition:
Droit présentant des faiblesses de frappe mais joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Grand buste à gauche avec un torque au cou ; devant la face, un astre surmonté d’un croissant.


Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche, entouré d’un cordon formé d’une ligne brisée (zigzag) donnant l’impression d’une légende ; au-dessus, un cordon serpentiforme.


Ce type est copié pour le droit sur le bronze “aux abeilles” (cf. MONNAIES XV, n° 1253) et pour le revers, sur les drachmes d’argent de Marseille (cf. Br/L. série 9, 66/1-4 = BN 1166).

Historical background

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

Their name, "those who are on both sides of the river", indicates that the Ambiens, people of Belgian Gaul, occupied both banks of the Somme (Samara). Their territory corresponds to the current department of the Somme. Their neighbors were the Calètes, the Morins, the Atrébates, the Bellovaques. Their main oppidum was Samarobriva (near Amiens). They participated in the coalition of the Belgian peoples in 57 BC and provided a contingent of ten thousand men. In 52 BC, it was a contingent of five thousand men that they gave for the relief army dedicated to clearing Alesia. Caesar (BG. II, 4, 15; VII, 75; VIII, 7). Strabo (G. IV, 5). Kruta: 68, 110, 366.

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