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bga_162460 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze “aux abeilles”

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze “aux abeilles” VF/XF
130.00 €(Approx. 150.80$ | 110.50£)
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Type : Bronze “aux abeilles”
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze frappé sur un flan large mais irrégulier, avec une patine très belle patine vert antique
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche avec un collier ; devant la face, deux cercles centrés avec queue triple ; décor sous le buste avec un bucrane.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval galopant à gauche surmonté d'un aurige tenant les rênes ; un annelet entre les jambes du cheval.

Commentary


Au droit, le buste est particulièrement développé.

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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